verb (used with object), lig·a·tured, lig·a·tur·ing.
Origin of ligature
Examples from the Web for ligature
The ligature around his neck corresponded to a fragment of ligature still attached to the shower curtain.
He had scars on his stomach and buttocks, and ligature indentations on his wrists.Florida Child Abuse Scandal: The Victim's New Life|Jacqui Goddard|February 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Other than the changes listed above, printer's inconsistencies in hyphenation and ligature usage have been retained.
Table illustrating anastomotic circulation after ligature of arteries of lower limb.
The spot where it goes under the sartorius is the one selected for the application of the ligature.
Ligature of the aorta may result in either an increased or decreased flow of direct lymph.
Other than the changes listed above, printer's inconsistencies in spelling, hyphenation, and ligature usage have been retained.Tom Brown at Rugby|Thomas Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for ligature
- a slur or the group of notes connected by it
- (in plainsong notation) a symbol indicating two or more notes grouped together
Word Origin for ligature
Word Origin and History for ligature
c.1400, "something used in tying or binding," from Middle French ligature (14c.), from Late Latin ligatura "a band," from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare "to bind" (see ligament). In musical notation from 1590s; of letters joined in printing or writing from 1690s.