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Meaning of BIND OVER

Pronunciation:  bInd 'owvur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  law: order a defendant to be placed in custody pending the outcome of a proceedings against him or her; "The defendant was bound over for trial"
 
 See Also: confine, detain

 

 

Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: To hold a person for trial on bond (bail) or in jail. If the judicial official conducting a hearing finds probable cause to believe the accused committed a crime, the official will bind over the accused, normally by setting bail for the accused's appearance at trial. (This is a state court procedure.)
 

 

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