ligament
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈlɪɡəmənt/
Noun

ligament (plural ligaments)

  1. (anatomy) A band of strong tissue that connects bones to other bones.
  2. (figurative) 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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