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archival bond


n. ~ 1. Principally Canadian · The interrelationships between a record and other records resulting from the same activity. - 2. A grade of paper that is durable and has a long life expectancy.


The archival bond1 places a record in context and gives additional meaning to the record. It includes the relationships between records that relate to a specific transaction (such as an application, a resulting report, and the dispositive record that concludes the transaction), as well as the relationship between the records of preceding and subsequent transactions.

A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology