Webster 1913 Edition
The act of binding.
Anything that binds; a band or bandage.
A thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage.
A thread or wire used to remove tumors, etc.
The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness;
ligatureof a joint
Impotence caused by magic or charms.
A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.
A double character, or a type consisting of two or more letters or characters united, as æ, [filig], [ffllig].
To ligate; to tie.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Any thing that binds; a band or bandage.
2.The act of binding; as, by a strict ligature of the parts.
3.Impotence induced by magic.
4.In music, a band or line connecting notes.
5.Among printers, a double character, or a type consisting of two letters or characters united; as fl, fi, in English. The old editions of Greek authors abound with ligatures.
6.The state of being bound.
7.In medicine, stiffness of a joint.
8.In surgery, a cord or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage.