Posted by Henry on August 21, 2003
In Reply to: Englishman posted by James Briggs on August 21, 2003
: : can anyone help me to find where the phrase "an englishmans word is his bond"
: The link below says '16th century' but gives no origin. Sorry
My word is my bond - Since 1801 the motto of the London Stock Exchange (in L*tin "dictum meum pactum") where bargains are made with no exchange of documents and no written pledges being given.