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What does "Surety" mean?

Definition

(n.) Evidence; confirmation; warrant (n.) Hence, a substitute; a hostage (n.) One who is bound with and for another who is primarily liable, and who is called the principal; one who engages to answer for another's appearance in court, or for his payment of a debt, or for performance of some act; a bondsman; a bail (n.) Security against loss or damage; security for payment, or for the performance of some act (n.) That which makes sure; that which confirms; ground of confidence or security (n.) The state of being sure; certainty; security (v. t.) To act as surety for


Synonyms security, guarantor, hostage, warrantor


Word Family sureties