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English definition of “bond”

bond

noun (PROMISE)    /bɒnd/ US  /bɑːnd/
[C] a written agreement or promise : They have entered into a solemn bond.Making and breaking promises and commitments [C] US specialized law an amount of money that is paid to formally promise that someone accused of a crime and being kept in prison will appear for trial if released : The judge ordered that he post a $10,000 bond pending his appeal of the verdict .Court cases, orders and decisions
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