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surety (guarantee)

Definition:

a guarantee that an obligation will be met

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

sureties

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

security | sec. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Old French seurté, from Latin securitatem (nominative securitas) "freedom from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Surety | surety bond | guaranty

a promise by one party to assume responsibility for the debt obligation of a borrower if that borrower defaults. The person or company that provides this promise, is also known as a surety or guarantor. The situation in which a surety is most typically... (44 of 691 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Surety

Collins Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural] | stand surety [sense-specific] | suretyship [noun, derived]

a person who assumes legal responsibility for the fulfilment of another's debt or obligation and himself becomes liable if the other defaults | ... (22 of 467 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/surety

Merriam-Webster:

surety | sureties [plural] | assurance [synonym, sense-specific] | certainty [synonym, sense-specific] | guarantee [synonym, sense-specific] | bond [synonym, sense-specific] | contract [synonym, sense-specific] | covenant [synonym, sense-specific] | deal [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the state of being sure: as ; sure knowledge; "certainty" ; confidence in manner or behavior; "assurance" | a formal engagement (as a pledge) given ... (24 of 188 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/surety

Oxford Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural] | for | of a surety | stand surety | suretyship [derived]

a person who takes responsibility for another's performance of an undertaking, for example their appearing in court or paying a debt | money given to ... (24 of 158 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/surety

Macmillan British Dictionary:

surety [law] | sureties [plural] | stand surety for someone

[countable] someone who agrees to pay money if you do not go to court when ... | "stand surety (for someone)": to be responsible for paying money that ... (27 of 95 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/surety

Random House Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural] | certainty [synonym, sense-specific]

security against loss or damage or for the fulfillment of an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc.; a pledge, guaranty, or bond. | a person who has ... (27 of 91 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/surety

Cambridge Dictionary:

surety [law]

a person who accepts legal responsibility for another person's debt or behaviour, or (money given as) a promise that someone will do something that ... (24 of 87 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/surety

American Heritage Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural] | suretyship [noun, related]

The condition of being sure, especially of oneself; self-assurance. | Something beyond doubt; a certainty. | A pledge or formal promise made to secure ... (22 of 74 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surety

New World Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural] | suretyship [noun, related]

the state of being sure; sureness; assurance | something sure; certainty | something that makes sure or gives assurance, as against loss, damage, or ... (22 of 63 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surety

Wiktionary:

surety | bail bond [United States] | bail bonds [United States, plural] | sureties [plural] | certainty [synonym, sense-specific]

certainty | [law] A promise to pay a sum of money in the event that another person fails to fulfill an obligation. | [law] One who undertakes to pay money or perform other acts in the event that his principal fails therein. (40 of 41 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/surety

Britannica Encyclopedia:

security [business economics]

in business economics, written evidence of ownership conferring the right to receive property not currently in possession of the holder. The most ... (22 of 797 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/532058​/security

Columbia Encyclopedia:

securities

in finance, instruments giving to their legal holders rights to money or other property. Securities include stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages, bills of ... (22 of 34 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0844268​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural]

somebody who pledges that another's obligations will be met in case of default | the condition or quality of being sure (formal) (21 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717207​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

surety

First use: about 1300

Origin: Old French seurté, from Latin securitatem (nominative securitas) "freedom from care or danger, safety, security", from ... (18 of 31 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=surety

Oxford Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural] | for

Origin: Middle English (in the sense 'something given to support an undertaking that someone will fulfil an obligation'): from Old French surte, from ... (22 of 26 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/surety

Merriam-Webster:

surety | sureties [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English seurte, from Anglo-French seurté, from Latin securitat-, securitas security, from securus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/surety

American Heritage Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural]

Origin: Middle English surte, from Old French, from Latin sēcūritās, from sēcūrus, sure; see "secure".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surety

New World Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural]

Origin: Middle English seurte from Old French from Latin securitas from securus, sure, "secure"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surety

Collins Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French seurte, from Latin sēcūritāssecurity

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/surety

Wiktionary:

surety

Origin: Anglo-Norman seurté, from Latin securitas, securitatem.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/surety

Encarta Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French surete from Latin securitas from securus

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717207​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "surety"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "surety"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/surety

Macmillan British Dictionary:

surety [law] | sureties [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "surety"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/surety

Macmillan American Dictionary:

surety [law] | sureties [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "surety"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/surety

Cambridge Dictionary:

surety [law]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "surety"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "surety"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/surety

the Free Dictionary:

surety

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "surety"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "surety"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "surety" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/surety

Google Dictionary:

surety | sureties [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "surety"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

surety

Audio: North American pronunciation of "surety"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=surety​01 word=surety

YourDictionary Audio:

surety

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "surety" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surety

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