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Topic: LAW

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: band

bond

1 noun
     
bond1 W3 [countable]
1

money

BFS an official document promising that a government or company will pay back money that it has borrowed, often with interest:
My father put all his money into stock market bonds.
furious trading on the bond market
2

relationship

something that unites two or more people or groups, such as love, or a shared interest or idea [↪ tie]
bond between
the emotional bond between mother and child
bond with
the United States' special bond with Britain
bond of
lifelong bonds of friendship
3

bonds

[plural] literary something that limits your freedom and prevents you from doing what you want
bonds of
the bonds of fear and guilt
4

with glue

the way in which two surfaces become attached to each other using glue:
Use a glue gun to form a strong bond on wood or china.
5HC

chemistry

technical the chemical force that holds atoms together in a molecule:
In each methane molecule there are four CH bonds.
6SCL

written agreement

a written agreement to do something, that makes you legally responsible for doing it [↪ contract]
7

my word is my bond

formal used to say that you will definitely do what you have promised
8

in/out of bond

technical in or out of a bonded warehouse
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