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1. The action of one that binds: glue for the binding of pieces of plastic pipe.
2. Something that binds or is used as a binder.
a. The manner in which the pages of a book are joined and held together: Is the binding of that book stitched or glued?
b. The material that holds the pages of a book together, especially the cover: a book with a leather binding.
4. A strip of fabric or tape sewn or attached over or along an edge for protection, reinforcement, or ornamentation.
5. Sports The fastening on a ski or board for securing the boot, often releasing automatically to prevent injury.
1. Serving to bind: a binding protein.
2. Uncomfortably tight and confining.
3. Tending to cause constipation: foods that are binding.
4. Imposing or commanding adherence to a commitment, an obligation, or a duty: binding arbitration; a binding agreement.

bind′ing·ly adv.
bind′ing·ness n.


the quality of being binding
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On the surface, however, it looks as if Kant has simply taken the bindingness of the moral law as a brute, indemonstrable given, even if he insists that the Factum is given as neither an intellectual intuition nor an empirical matter of fact.
85) But the assessment of internal administrative law's bindingness should not be made at the upper echelon of the executive branch.
It operates from a detached perspective that describes how the bindingness of judicial determinations is generally understood to arise within our legal system through the law of remedies, the law of judgments, and the law of precedent.
The reason for including other formally binding instruments is that their bindingness presumably generates a notice duty in the same way as the statutory text itself does.
For a proposal to accord different degrees of bindingness to WTO norms depending on their welfare-enhancing effects, see Joel P.
Namely, Hong Kong's reservations included: (1) the panel's development of a concept of "overall WTO conformity" that seemed to be at odds with Article XVI:4 of the Marrakesh Agreement, in that it might imply that "as long as all aspects of a regulatory framework taken together were WTO-consistent in the so-called 'overall' terms, one could turn a blind eye to possible inconsistency in specific aspects"; (2) that the panel "had not been more clear in justifying the weight it had accorded to the Statement by Administrative Action and the US statements before the Panel"; and (3) the panel's legal analysis of the bindingness under WTO and international law of the statements made by the United States before the panel regarding its administration of the challenged sections of the U.
We] still need to receive these documents in order to know precisely the content and also the legal bindingness of these announcements," she said during a press conference.
This ruling may clarify the types and categories of conditions attached to Wa`d that lead to the bindingness of Wa`d, especially in the financial instruments that involve promise to enter into contract that is attached to a particular date/time in the future.
In observing that the Guidelines retained some degree of legal "force as the framework for sentencing," the Court emphasized many of the key characteristics of bindingness noted above.
According to this line of interpretation, that underlies the analysis of this paper, there are relevant characteristics of WTO dispute settlement decisions: (i) legality, (ii) bindingness and (iii) undeterminity (open character of the commands of the decisions, which are undetermined but determinable) (JACKSON, 2004).
As Kelsen (54) sees it, validity amounts to bindingness, where bindingness is different from, but not independent of, social efficacy.
Schools and educational systems are unable to "awaken and keep awake the binding power of spirit and the bindingness of the essential, and thus no longer able to force us into reflection" (11).