Definition of ligament
- the law of nations, the great ligament of mankind
- —Edmund Burke
He sprained ligaments in his knee.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a tough piece of tissue in your body that holds bones together or keeps an organ in place
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