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bound

1
Logic (of a variable) occurring within the scope of a quantifier that indicates the degree of generality of the open sentence in which the variable occurs: in (x) (Fxbxy), x is bound and y is free

bound

2
Maths
a. a number which is greater than all the members of a set of numbers (an upper bound), or less than all its members (a lower bound)
b. more generally, an element of an ordered set that has the same ordering relation to all the members of a given subset
c. whence, an estimate of the extent of some set
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But as the admiral's generosity has made me sole heir to everything he possessed, I feel bound to do the fullest justice to the interests of others, however hostile to myself those interests may be.
In return for this protection, and for their camp keeping, they are bound to dispose of all the beaver they take, to the trader who commands the camp, at a certain rate per skin; or, should they prefer seeking a market elsewhere, they are to make him an allowance, of from thirty to forty dollars for the whole hunt.
These, like the hired trappers, are bound to exert themselves to the utmost in taking beaver, which, without skinning, they render in at the trader's lodge, where a stipulated price for each is placed to their credit.
It is a sacred promise, which I too am bound to respect--I quite understand that.
Initially, the dyes bound to the receptor compounds.
Immunocytochemical assays confirmed that 17[beta]-estradiol and the EDCs bound to glucagon-producing [alpha]-cells.
Although the Tax Court stated that it has not adopted and was not bound to follow Rev.
The final model includes 73 water molecules and one phosphate group bound to the protein.
Apart from the dramshop laws themselves, saloonkeepers in many states were legally bound to honor drinkers' wives requests not to serve their husbands.