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Bound dictionary includes 'book with a gilt refinement' (9)


I believe the answer is:


'bound' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'dictionary includes book with a gilt refinement' is the wordplay.
'dictionary' becomes 'OED' (Oxford English Dictionary).
'includes' is an insertion indicator.
'book' becomes 'b' (abbreviation for book).
'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'refinement' is an anagram indicator (letters must be refined).
'bagilt' is an anagram of 'bligat'.
'oed' placed around 'bligat' is 'OBLIGATED'.

(Other definitions for obligated that I've seen before include "Bound" , "Morally compelled" , "in debt" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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