What does "Collateral" mean?
(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
Word Family collateralize, collateralized, collateralizes, collateralizing, collaterally, collaterals