Meaning of nasbandi in English:


(also nasbandhi)

Pronunciation /ˈnasbandi/ /ˈnʌsbʌndi/


South Asian
  • Sterilization of a man or a woman, especially vasectomy. Also: a population control programme, instituted by the Indian government during the state of emergency in 1977, requiring sterilization for those with more than two children.


1970s; earliest use found in The New Yorker. From Hindi nasbandī ligature, vasectomy, sterilization from nas vein, sinew (from Sanskrit snasā tendon, muscle) + bandī binding, tying (from Persian bandī, ultimately from Sanskrit bandh- to bind, tie, fasten).