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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bond.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Placed under, or covered by, a bond, as for the payment of duties, or for conformity to certain regulations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Secured by bonds, as duties.
  • Put or placed in bond: as, bonded goods.
  • Encumbered; mortgaged: as, heavily bonded property.
  • Secured by or consisting of bonds: as, bonded debt.


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  • Kaufman changed the bank into which he deposited his business receipts at least four times, and he tried to get the IRS to give him money by submitting what he called "bonded promissory notes," she said.


  • And, contrary to Mandy's assertion that the commission's agriculture officials are working closely with New Zealand, this action was not only unilateral but precipitate, catching the New Zealanders totally by surprise, with 14,000 tons of butter on the high seas or in bonded store, awaiting permission to enter the EU.

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  • He usually marries or gets into long-term bonded relationships “like marriage,” but he usually takes a long time making the commitment.

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  • Mr. Westgate focused on so-called bonded warehouses, storage facilities where trading houses park their goods before paying duties and officially moving them in or out of the country.

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  • And it leaves them feeling bonded, which is why it is really, the defense we are looking at is called trauma bonding.

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  • Intelligence again bloomed in those hideous eyes as it realized it was not dealing with an ordinary mortal but with a demigod, for with that sword bonded to my flesh I knew that I was nothing less.

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  • It was a yale type key, but with a small black tag bonded on instead of the usual round metal thumb plate.

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  • Glencore, the world's largest commodities trader, said that so-called bonded warehouses stockpiles had seen a "significant drawdown".

  • Though both child labor and so-called bonded work are illegal in Afghanistan, children as young as five churn out hundreds of bricks a week for a few dollars to pay off family debts which swell the longer they work there.

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  • That system, known as bonded labor, is likened by human rights activists to slavery.

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