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Bond, noun2

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, league, fellowship.
1. in historical contexts. Shortened form of Afrikander Bond. Also attributive.
1886 Pall Mall Gaz. (U.K.) 22 Apr. 3Whether the continued affiliation of the Bond beyond the boundary of the colony was advisable.
1974 D. Rooke Margaretha de la Porte 131The Bond had been formed in the Cape, originally to promote the use of the Dutch language but now was directed towards bringing about union in South Africa.
2.
a. Shortened form of Broederbond. Also attributive.
1950 H. Gibbs Twilight in S. Afr. 200Its critics state that the Broederbond seeks to gain control of South Africa. So does the Bond.
1990 D. Van Heerden in Sunday Times 17 June 12Documents circulated among branches tried to pave the way for radical changes but even the Bond seems to have been caught napping by the speed and the extent of the F W revolution.
b. combination
Bondsraad /-rɑːt/ [Afrikaans, linking phoneme -s- + raad council] , the general congress of the Broederbond. Also attributive.
1972 Sunday Times 23 Apr. 3The Broederbond’s Bondsraad (general congress) was specially convened to elect a successor to Dr. Piet Meyer.
1978 Sunday Times 8 Oct. 1About 1000 delegates from all over South Africa attended the biennial Bondsraad meeting on the farm on Tuesday.
Shortened form of Afrikander Bond. Also attributive.
Shortened form of Broederbond. Also attributive.
, the general congress of the Broederbond. Also attributive.
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Hence Bondite noun rare, a member of the Afrikander Bond: Bondsman.
1898 Daily News 23 July 5Bondites are largely influenced in the adoption of obstructive tactics by the desire to obtain the maximum parliamentary allowance.

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