Lig"a*ment (?), n. [L. ligamentum, fr. ligare to bind; cf. f. ligament. Cf. Lien, n., Ligature.]
Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond.
Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts.
2. Anat. (a)
A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints.
A band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold, which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and stomach.
© Webster 1913.