band (n.) 1
bond, obligation, tie
1H4 III.ii.157 [Prince Hal to King Henry] the end of life cancels all bands [F]
AW IV.ii.56 [Diana to Bertram] Now will I charge you in the band of truth
Ham I.ii.24 [Claudius to his court, of young Fortinbras' ambitions] lands / Lost by his father, with all bands of law
Ham III.ii.169 [First Player as King to his Queen] Unite commutual in most sacred bands [Q2; F bonds]
MA III.i.114 [Beatrice alone, of Benedick] To bind our loves up in a holy band
R2 I.i.2 [King Richard to John of Gaunt] according to thy oath and band