Meaning of ligament

lig•a•ment

Pronunciation: (lig'u-munt), [key]
— n.
  1. a band of tissue, usually white and fibrous, serving to connect bones, hold organs in place, etc.
  2. a tie or bond: The desire for personal freedom is a ligament uniting all peoples.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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