agreement that bound him <over to> Bethune for a period of five years.

park sang joon

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When the end of the Civil War brought freedom within Wigins's grasp. Bethune found a way to maintain his income at the musician's expense. He persuaded the young man's parents to sign an agreement that bound him over to Bethune for a period of five years.
[Source: Reading for Results Ninth Edition by Laraine Flemming]
I'd like to know here what role "over" plays.
 
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