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Noun: surety  shûr-i-tee
  1. Something clearly established
     
  2. Property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
    "bankers are reluctant to lend without good surety";
    - security
     
  3. A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
    - hostage
     
  4. One who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
    - guarantor, warrantor, warranter
     
  5. A guarantee that an obligation will be met
    - security

Derived forms: sureties

Type of: captive, certainty, foregone conclusion, guarantee, patron, prisoner, sponsor, supporter, sure thing, transferred possession, transferred property, warrant, warrantee, warranty

Encyclopedia: Surety