• Something that ties, a ligature.
  • The act of tying, of applying a ligature.
  • The state of having a ligature, of being tied.
  • The act of tying off or sealing a blood vessel, fallopian tube, etc during surgery.
  • The formation of a complex by reaction with a ligand.


  • Borrowed from Late Latin ligatio, from Latin ligo. liaison.

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