band (n.)
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
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