Arbitration bond. See under Arbitration.Bond crediter(Law), a creditor whose debt is secured by a bond. Blackstone.Bond debt(Law), a debt contracted under the obligation of a bond. Burrows.Bond(or lap) of a slate, the distance between the top of one slate and the bottom or drip of the second slate above, i. e., the space which is covered with three thicknesses; also, the distance between the nail of the under slate and the lower edge of the upper slate.Bond timber, timber worked into a wall to tie or strengthen it longitudinally.

Syn. — Chains; fetters; captivity; imprisonment.

(Bond) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bonded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bonding.]

1. To place under the conditions of a bond; to mortgage; to secure the payment of the duties on (goods or merchandise) by giving a bond.

2. (Arch.) To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.

(Bond), n. [OE. bond, bonde, peasant, serf, AS. bonda, bunda, husband, bouseholder, from Icel. bondi husbandman, for buandi, fr. bua to dwell. See Boor, Husband.] A vassal or serf; a slave. [Obs. or Archaic]

(Bond), a. In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.

By one Spirit are we all baptized .. whether we be Jews or Bentiles, whether we be bond or free.
1 Cor. xii. 13.

(Bond"age) n. [LL. bondagium. See Bond, a.]

1. The state of being bound; condition of being under restraint; restraint of personal liberty by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.

The King, when he designed you for my guard,
Resolved he would not make my bondage hard.

2. Obligation; tie of duty.

He must resolve by no means to be . . . brought under the bondage of onserving oaths.

3. (Old Eng. Law) Villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.

Syn. — Thralldom; bond service; imprisonment.

(Bond"a*ger) n. A field worker, esp. a woman who works in the field. [Scot.]

(||Bon"dar) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A small quadruped of Bengal (Paradoxurus bondar), allied to the genet; — called also musk cat.

8. (Arch.) The union or tie of the several stones or bricks forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this purpose in several different ways, as in English or block bond where one course consists of bricks with their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers, and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bond where each course consists of headers and stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break joints; Cross bond, which differs from the English by the change of the second stretcher line so that its joints come in the middle of the first, and the same position of stretchers comes back every fifth line; Combined cross and English bond, where the inner part of the wall is laid in the one method, the outer in the other.

9. (Chem.) A unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic formulæ by a short line or dash. See Diagram of Benzene nucleus, and Valence.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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