What does the word binding mean?

Usage examples for binding

  1. The words came about me, binding up my doubts, making sound my heart, laying a soft touch upon every rough spot in my thoughts. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. The fact that the best part of it was written by good and serious men, men who were living for the highest they were able to see, does not necessarily give binding authority to the opinions of these men. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  3. This poor man was almost entirely ignorant of what was in the Bible, as I found by questioning him; but I doubt whether I know any Christian on whom a Bible oath would be more binding than was to him his own by the dead. – The English Gipsies and Their Language by Charles G. Leland