bind over

Definitions of "bind over"
  1. Refers to the legal procedure of requiring an individual to enter into a bond or agreement to follow court-ordered instructions, such as appearing in court
  2. Involves the movement of a legal case or a defendant to a different court following a decision of 'probable cause' at an initial hearing
  3. The act of committing a case to another court for further proceedings
How to use "bind over" in a sentence
  1. In order to ensure his presence at the trial, the judge decided to bind over the defendant.
  2. Upon finding probable cause, the lower court opted to bind over the case to a higher court for trial.
  3. The magistrate had enough evidence from the preliminary hearing to bind over the case for trial.

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