Noun: security si'kyûr-i-tee
- The state of being free from danger or injury
"we support the armed services in the name of national security"
- Defence against financial failure; financial independence
"his pension gave him security in his old age";
- Freedom from anxiety or fear
"the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
- A formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
"he held several valuable securities";
- Property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
"bankers are reluctant to lend without good security";
- A department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers
"the head of security was a former policeman";
- security department
- A guarantee that an obligation will be met
- An electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
- security system, security measure
- Measures taken as a precaution against theft, espionage or sabotage etc.
"military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising";
- security measures
Derived forms: securities
Type of: assets, bravery, department, electrical device, fearlessness, guarantee, guard, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document, precaution, safeguard, safety, section, transferred possession, transferred property, warrant, warrantee, warranty
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