/ (ˈbʌndəʊbəst) /


(in India and Pakistan) an arrangement

Word Origin for bandobust

Hindi band-o-bast tying and binding, from Persian
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Examples from the Web for bandobust

  • Bandobust, lit., a tying or binding; any system or mode of regulation discipline; arrangements.

    The Story of the Guides|G. J. Younghusband
  • 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
  • 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