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  • The ropes that Tarzan swings on are called lianas (from the Latin ligare, meaning "to bind").

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  • The root significance of ligare is to bind or connect together; this is also quite akin to the ancient Sanskrit dharma in its deeper and fundamental meaning and connotation, that which binds things together.

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  • Also, in the sense of “religion” that psychologist William James meant when he described it as “the attempt to be in harmony with an unseen order of things,” this book is also about religion in the original sense of the word ---- re-ligare, to re-connect.

    Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life

  • Hom. 9. voluit urbem tyrannus evertere, et Deus non prohibuit; voluit captivos ducere, non impedivit; voluit ligare, concessit, &c. 3801.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I answer that, Law is a rule and measure of acts whereby man is induced to act or is restrained from acting; for lex (law) is derived from ligare (to bind), because it binds one to act.

    The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Republicans tend towards religion, which literally comes from the root ligare which means "to bind."

    Radicals and Republicans

  • The Latins formerly used ligare in the same sense as now alligare, to bind, whence the name lictors, for these officers, and bacula, or staves, for their rods, because staves were then used.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • In regard to the question of the minister of absolution, or who can absolve from censures, we have the general principle: "only he can loose who can bind" (illius est solvere cujus est ligare); in other words, only those can absolve who have the necessary jurisdiction.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Dicunt quod habent claves coeli et inferni et possunt excommunicare et benedicere ligare et solvere in voluntatem eorum; in tantum quod pro bussello vel 12 denariis volunt vendere benedictionem coeli per chartam et clausulam de warrantiâ sigillitâ sigillo communi.

    The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)

  • The Latins used formerly to call to bind _ligare_, and now call it _alligare_; wherefore the staff-bearers are called _lictors_, and their staves are called _bacula_, [A] from the rods which they then carried.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume I

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  • "to bind"
    deligate
    colligate
    ligand
    ligament
    obligate
    profligate

    March 29, 2011