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1 : boundary usually used in pl. [metes and s]
2 : something that limits or restrains [within the s of the law]
past and past part of
vt : to form the boundary of or enclose [property ed on the north by a stone wall]
adj : placed under a legal or moral restraint or obligation
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.