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Another word for bond

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Noun
  1. Something that physically confines the legs or arms

      1. A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
      2. To shackle or fetter.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. The act of restraining:
      2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
      3. An influence that inhibits or restrains:
      1. A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
      2. Something that confines or restrains:
      3. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
      1. A silvery-white, lustrous, malleable, ductile, magnetic or magnetizable, metallic element occurring abundantly in combined forms, notably in hematite, limonite, magnetite, and taconite, and used alloyed in a wide range of important structural materials. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,538°C; boiling point 2,861°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6.
      2. An implement made of iron alloy or similar metal, especially a bar heated for use in branding, curling hair, or cauterizing.
      3. Great hardness or strength; firmness:
      1. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
      2. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
      3. To cause to limp.
      1. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
      2. To put handcuffs on (a person).
      3. To restrain or render ineffective.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
      2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
      3. To put fetters on; shackle.
      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
    See also:

    free

  2. That which unites or binds

      1. A contoured crossbar having two U-shaped attachments that fit around the necks of a team of oxen or other draft animals, with a central ring for hitching the team to a cart, plow, or other load.
      2. A pair of draft animals, such as oxen, joined by a yoke.
      3. A bar used with a double harness to connect the collar of each horse to the pole of a wagon or coach.
      1. A bar drawn over two or more algebraic terms to indicate that they are to be treated as a single term.
      2. A bandlike structure, such as a ligament.
      3. A bond or tie.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. A means of connection; a link or tie:
      2. A connected series or group.
      3. The core or center:
      1. One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
      2. A unit in a connected series of units:
      3. A unit in a transportation or communications system.
      1. The act of tying or binding.
      2. A cord, wire, or bandage used for tying or binding.
      3. A thread, wire, or cord used in surgery to close vessels or tie off ducts.
      1. A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.
      2. A unifying or connecting tie or bond.
      1. A compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope.
      2. A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way.
      3. A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid.
    See also:

    connect

  3. A legally binding arrangement between parties

      1. A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty.
      2. An arrangement between people; a compact.
      1. A binding agreement; a compact.
      2. A condition in a contract such as a deed or lease, nonperformance or violation of which gives rise to a cause of action for breach.
      3. A contract.
      1. A formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates, as of a political party, fraternal society, profession, or industry.
      2. The body of persons attending such an assembly:
      3. An agreement between states, sides, or military forces, especially an international agreement dealing with a specific subject, such as the treatment of prisoners of war.
      1. An agreement between two or more parties, especially one that is written and enforceable by law.
      2. The writing or document containing such an agreement.
      3. The branch of law dealing with formal agreements between parties.
      1. Closely and firmly united or packed together; dense:
      2. Occupying little space compared with others of its type:
      3. Brief and to the point; concise:
      1. The act of agreeing:
      2. Harmony of opinion; accord:
      3. An arrangement between parties, usually resulting from a discussion, regarding a course of action.
    See also:

    agree

  4. The close physical union of two objects

      1. The act, process, or condition of cohering:
      2. The intermolecular attraction by which the elements of a body are held together.
      3. The congenital union of parts of the same kind, such as a calyx of five united sepals.
      1. The process or condition of sticking or staying attached:
      2. The physical attraction or joining of two substances, especially the macroscopically observable attraction of dissimilar substances.
      3. A condition in which bodily tissues that are normally separate grow together.
      1. The process or condition of adhering.
      2. Faithful attachment; devotion:
    See also:

    connect

  5. Money supplied for the temporary release of an arrested person that guarantees appearance of that person for trial

      1. Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person's appearance for trial.
      2. Release from imprisonment provided by the payment of such money.
      3. A person who provides this security.
    See also:

    law

Verb
  1. To hold fast

      1. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
      2. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
      3. A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
      1. To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
      2. To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
      3. To cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole.
      1. To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining:
      2. To remain close; resist separation:
      3. To remain emotionally attached; hold on:
      1. To split with a sharp instrument.
      2. To make or accomplish by or as if by cutting:
      3. To pierce or penetrate:
      1. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
      2. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
      3. To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation:
    See also:

    connect

Another word for bond

Noun
  1. A physical tie; often plural

      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
      1. The act or process of linking.
      2. The condition of being linked.
      3. A connection or relation; an association.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
  2. A mental or emotional tie

      1. The act of restraining:
      2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
      3. An influence that inhibits or restrains:
      1. A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty.
      2. An arrangement between people; a compact.
      1. A binding agreement; a compact.
      2. A condition in a contract such as a deed or lease, nonperformance or violation of which gives rise to a cause of action for breach.
      3. A contract.
      1. The quality or condition of being friends.
      2. A friendly relationship:
      3. Friendliness; good will:
      1. an affiliating or being affiliated; connection, as with an organization, club, etc.
      1. A natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship:
      2. A natural tendency or ability to use or do something:
      3. A natural compatibility of one thing with another:
      1. A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection:
      2. The connection of people by blood or marriage; kinship.
      3. A person connected to another by blood or marriage; a relative.
      1. The act of connecting.
      2. The state of being connected.
      3. One that connects; a link:
      1. A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise, that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action:
      2. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
      3. A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
      1. The act of uniting or the state of being united.
      2. A combination so formed, especially an alliance or confederation of people, parties, or political entities for mutual interest or benefit.
      3. A set, every member of which is an element of one or another of two or more given sets.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
      2. A unit in a connected series of units:
      3. A unit in a transportation or communications system.
      1. The act of attaching or the condition of being attached.
      2. Something, such as a tie, band, or fastener, that attaches one thing to another.
      3. A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard.
  3. A secured debenture

      1. A corporate bond having a high yield and high risk of default.
      1. An often tax-exempt bond issued by a city, county, state, or other government for the financing of public projects.
      1. A bond that pays no interest until it matures. It is priced at a deep discount to make up for the lack of income. These bonds are commonly called zeros. A bond that pays no interest until it matures. It is priced at a deep discount to make up for the lack of income. These bonds are commonly called zeros.
      1. A bond issued as a paper certificate without a registered owner and payable to the holder.
      1. A bond in which the identity of the holder is known by the company. The company pays the bond’s interest and principal directly to the owner on record. To obtain payment, the holder must send the coupon attached to the bond to the company registrar or paying agent. A bond in which the identity of the holder is known by the company. The company pays the bond’s interest and principal directly to the owner on record. To obtain payment, the holder must send the coupon attached to the bond to the company registrar or paying agent.
      1. A document establishing the authenticity of certain details of an item, event, or transaction:
      2. A document issued to a person completing a course of study not leading to a diploma.
      3. A document certifying that a person may officially practice in certain professions.
      1. A certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt.
      2. An unsecured bond issued by a civil or governmental corporation or agency and backed only by the credit standing of the issuer.
      3. A customhouse certificate providing for the payment of a drawback.
      1. A representation, especially in writing, made by a seller or company to a purchaser of a product or service that a refund, repair, or replacement will be made if the product or service proves defective or unsatisfactory, especially within a given time period.
      2. An assurance by the seller of property that the goods or property are as represented or will be as promised.
      3. The insured's guarantee that the facts are as stated in reference to an insurance risk or that specified conditions will be fulfilled to keep the contract effective.
      1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
      2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
      3. A group or department of private guards:
  4. Bail

      1. A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      2. A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
      3. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
      1. A promise to be answerable for the debt or obligation of another in the event of nonpayment or nonperformance.
      2. Something given as security for the execution, completion, or existence of something else.
      3. The act of providing such security.
      1. The condition of being sure, especially of oneself; self-assurance.
      2. Something beyond doubt; a certainty.
      3. A pledge or formal promise made to secure against loss, damage, or default; a security.