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Adjective: collateral  ku'la-t(u-)rul
  1. Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    "cousins are collateral relatives";
    - indirect
  2. Serving to support or corroborate
    "collateral evidence";
    - confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying
  3. Accompany, concomitant
    "collateral target damage from a bombing run"
  4. Situated or running side by side
    "collateral ridges of mountains"
Noun: collateral  ku'la-t(u-)rul
  1. A security pledged for the repayment of a loan

Derived forms: collaterals

See also: parallel, related, secondary, supportive

Type of: security interest

Antonym: lineal

Encyclopedia: Collateral