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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Stocks, bonds, or other property that is given to a lender of money to hold as a pledge that the loan will be repaid.

Usage examples (30)
  • They used their house as collateral when they got the huge loan.
  • collateral target damage from a bombing run
  • Cousins are collateral relatives
  • collateral ridges of mountains for more
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