bound 1 n1: boundary— usu. used in pl.metes and bound s2: something that limits or restrainswithin the bound s of the lawbound 2 past and past part of bindbound 3 vt: to form the boundary of or encloseproperty bound ed on the north by a stone wallbound 4 adj: placed under a legal or moral restraint or obligation
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accountable, answerable, beholden, called by duiy, chargeable, committed, compelled, constrained, destined, engaged, forced, having no alternative, impelled, liable, necessitated, obligated, obliged, pledged, pressed by duty, required, responsible, restrained, tied, under a vow, under compulsion, under necessity, under obligation
- Naturale est quidlibet dissolvi eo modo quo ligatur. — It is natural for a thing to be unbound in the same way in which it was made binding- Nemo tenetur ad impossibile. — No one is bound to do an impossibility.- Quo ligatur, eo dissolvitur. — By the same means by which a thing is bound, it is releasedII index abut, accountable (responsible), actionable, attached (annexed), barrier, boundary, circumscribe (surround by boundary), confine, definite, delimit, demarcate, detain (restrain), diminish, en route, enclose, encompass (surround), end (termination), frontier, hedge, include, indebted, inextricable, limit, loyal, mete, palliate (abate), periphery, purposeful, qualify (condition), restrict, shut, specialize
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Obligated to by contract or moral constraint.n.The edge of a piece of property; the limit or boundary. See also metes and bounds
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.