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Borrowed from Latin ligāmentum, from ligō (tie, bind).

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ligament (plural ligaments)

  1. (anatomy) A band of strong tissue that connects bones to other bones.
  2. (figuratively) That which binds or acts as a ligament.
    • Paraphrase of Daniel Webster, from his oration on Justice Joseph Story
      Justice is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ligāmentum, from ligō (tie, bind). Cf. also liement, possibly an inherited doublet.

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ligament m (plural ligaments)

  1. ligament

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