- to put under legal bond to appear at a specified time and place, as before a law court
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Origin of Bind
From Middle English binden, from Old English bindan, from Proto-Germanic *bindaną (compare West Frisian bine, Dutch binden, Low German binnen, German binden, Danish binde), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (“to tie”) (compare Welsh benn (“cart”), Latin offendīx (“knot, band”), Lithuanian beñdras (“partner”), Albanian bend (“servant,henchman”), bind (“to convince, persuade, tame”), Ancient Greek πεῖσμα (peisma, “cable, rope”), Sanskrit बध्नाति (badhnāti)).
Middle English binden from Old English bindan bhendh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the above verb.
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