something clearly established
property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
"bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
guarantor, surety, warrantor, warranter(noun)
one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
a guarantee that an obligation will be met
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The first four words agree in denoting something given or deposited as an assurance of something to be given, paid, or done. An earnest is of the same kind as that to be given, a portion of it delivered in advance, as when part of the purchase-money is paid, according to the common expression, "to bind the bargain." A pledge or security may be wholly different in kind from that to be given or paid, and may greatly exceed it in value. Security may be of real or personal property — anything of sufficient value to make the creditor secure; a pledge is always of personal property or chattels. Every pawnshop contains unredeemed pledges; land, merchandise, bonds, etc., are frequently offered and accepted as security. A person may become security or surety for another's payment of a debt, appearance in court, etc.; in the latter case, he is said to become bail for that person; the person accused gives bail for himself. Gage survives only as a literary word, chiefly in certain phrases; as, "the gage of battle."
Security for the payment of a debt; security to the state, for the prisoner, in the sum of a thousand dollars.
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How to use surety in a sentence?
Never mistake my surety for arrogance.
Ten percent is a premium you pay a surety company, or bail bondsman, Coffey said. To get a bond in almost all cases you have to be able to fully collateralize that $150,000, meaning that either George Zimmerman or his parents have to come up with a $150,000 second mortgage on their house or from a bank. The bonding company is not a charity. They stand to lose the money. They have more than just fugitive hunters [to track down a defendant who flees.] They get collateral up front.
Losing the qualification to self bond and turning to the corporate surety market is uncharted territory.
No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly.
No politician in history -- and I say this with great surety -- has been treated worse or more unfairly, don't give in.
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