Meaning of “binding” in the English Dictionary

"binding" in British English

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bindingadjective

uk /ˈbaɪn.dɪŋ/ us /ˈbaɪn.dɪŋ/

(especially of an agreement) that cannot be legally avoided or stopped:

a binding agreement
The contract wasn't legally binding.

bindingnoun

uk /ˈbaɪn.dɪŋ/ us /ˈbaɪn.dɪŋ/

(Definition of “binding” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"binding" in American English

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bindingadjective

us /ˈbɑɪn·dɪŋ/ law

(esp. of an agreement) not to be avoided or broken:

Both sides agreed to submit the dispute to binding arbitration (= to a decision they would have to obey).

bindingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑɪn·dɪŋ/

The binding of a book is the type of cover it has:

a cloth binding

(Definition of “binding” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"binding" in Business English

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bindingadjective

uk /ˈbaɪndɪŋ/ us

used to describe an agreement, contract, etc. that cannot be changed or stopped:

Once signed, these documents are legally binding.
binding on sb The court ruled that verbal distribution agreements are binding on both parties.

(Definition of “binding” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)