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Bond

Definition

[n] a connection that fastens things together
[n] a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
[n] the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
[n] British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
[n] United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)
[n] an electrical force linking atoms
[n] (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
[n] a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money
[n] a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
[n] a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
[adj] held in slavery; "born of enslaved parents"
[v] stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
[v] bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"
[v] issue bonds on
[v] create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

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