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.
1897 F.R. Statham S. Afr. as It Is 141The Bond was not long in claiming equal treatment for the English and Dutch languages, and succeeded in making its claim good.
1909 Lady S. Wilson S. Afr. Mem. 2At the Cape the Bond party grew so strong it bid fair to elbow out the English altogether.
1919 M.M. Steyn Diary 267Because of..pernicious pandering to the ignorant portion of our people, by those who should know better, I refuse to join the Bond, alias the South African Party.
1936 Cambridge Hist. of Brit. Empire VIII. 630Mr Merriman and the South African Party, the name which the Bond had adopted in 1903, were returned to power with large majorities in both houses.
1946 T. Macdonald Ouma Smuts 13Isie Krige heard the greybeards talking on the stoep about Cecil John Rhodes, the Englishman, and about Jan Hofmeyr of the Cape Dutch Bond.
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.
1972 Argus 16 Sept. 1In a 90-minute attack on the Broederbond, the chairman of the HNP, Mr Jan J—, became the first ex-member to divulge Bond secrets.
1972 Sunday Times 24 Sept. 17Membership of the Bond is restricted to White males over 25 who must be Afrikaans-speaking, Protestant, and professing members of one of the three Afrikaner churches.
1982 E. Prov. Herald 30 June 2Professor Terblanche said: ‘I think it is quite possible that the Broederbond will split and if it splits that will be the end of the bond, of course.’
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.
Derivatives:
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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