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What does "Collateral" mean?

Definition

(a.) Acting in an indirect way (a.) Coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as, collateral pressure (a.) Descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one from the other; -- opposed to lineal (a.) Related to, but not strictly a part of, the main thing or matter under consideration; hence, subordinate; not chief or principal; as, collateral interest; collateral issues (a.) Tending toward the same conclusion or result as something else; additional; as, collateral evidence (n.) A collateral relative (n.) Collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as collateral security


Synonyms parallel, oblique, supportive, secondary, indirect, corroborative, confirming, confirmatory, validating, verifying, confirmative, corroboratory, substantiative, verificatory, substantiating, validatory


Example: "Cousins are collateral relatives" Example: "Collateral ridges of mountains" Example: "Collateral target damage from a bombing run" Example: "Collateral evidence"


Word Family collateralize, collateralized, collateralizes, collateralizing, collaterally, collaterals