- the act of ligating, especially of surgically tying up a bleeding artery.
- anything that binds or ties up; ligature.
n.1590s, from Middle French ligation, from Late Latin ligationem (nominative ligatio), noun of action from past participle stem of ligare “to bind” (see ligament). n.
- The act of binding or of applying a ligature.
- The state of being bound.
- Something that binds; a ligature.