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(in India and Pakistan) an arrangement
Word Origin
Hindi band-o-bast tying and binding, from Persian
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  • Brigadiers, of course, do not starve; they would not, even if they possessed no bandobust of their own.

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer
  • bandobust, lit., a tying or binding; any system or mode of regulation discipline; arrangements.

    The Story of the Guides G. J. Younghusband
  • I don't know quite to what extent you would expect——' Here Lady bandobust paused, as if waiting for data on which to proceed.

    An American Girl in London Sara Jeannette Duncan

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