band (n.)
bond, promissory note, legal deed requiring payment
AC III.ii.26[Caesar to Octavia] prove such a wife ... as my farthest band / Shall pass on thy approof
CE IV.ii.49[Adriana to Dromio of Syracuse, of Antipholus of Ephesus] was he arrested on a band? [pun: 50, sense 6]
CE IV.iii.32[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the officer] he that brings any man to answer it that breaks his band [also: pun, sense 3]
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