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What does "Binding" mean?

Definition

(a.) That binds; obligatory (n.) Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, or the cover with the sewing, etc.; something that secures the edge of cloth from raveling (n.) The act or process of one who, or that which, binds (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bind (pl.) The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel


Synonyms back, cover, tight, valid, dressing, costive, constricting, book binding, bandaging, constipating


Example: "The book had a leather binding" Example: "Tight garments are uncomfortably binding" Example: "A binding contract"