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Bond, my Bond

Posted by Henry on August 21, 2003

In Reply to: Re: 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.