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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\, p. p. & a. 1. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume. [1913 Webster] 3. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation. [1913 Webster] 4. Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail. [1913 Webster] 5. Resolved; as, I am bound to do it. [Collog. U. S.] [1913 Webster] 6. Constipated; costive. [1913 Webster] Note: Used also in composition; as, icebound, windbound, hidebound, etc. [1913 Webster] Bound bailiff (Eng. Law), a sheriff's officer who serves writs, makes arrests, etc. The sheriff being answerable for the bailiff's misdemeanors, the bailiff is usually under bond for the faithful discharge of his trust. Bound up in, entirely devoted to; inseparable from. [1913 Webster]