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Definition of Collateral

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security deposit
of secondary importance, insignificant; corresponding
Collateral Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as collateral security.
  
(n.)
A collateral relative.
  
(a.)
Tending toward the same conclusion or result as something else; additional; as, collateral evidence.
  
(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.)
Descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one from the other; -- opposed to lineal.
  
(a.)
Coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as, collateral pressure.
  
(a.)
Acting in an indirect way.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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collateral
\col*lat"er*al\ (?), a. [ll. collateralis; col- + lateralis lateral. see lateral.]
1. coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as, collateral pressure. "collateral light."
2. acting in an indirect way. if by direct or by collateral hand they find us touched, we will our kingdom give to you in satisfaction.
3. 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. that he [attebury] was altogether in the wrong on the main question, and on all the collateral questions springing out of it, is true.
4. tending toward the same conclusion or result as something else; additional; as, collateral evidence. yet the attempt may give collateral interest to this homely tale.
5. (genealogy) descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one from the other; -- opposed to lineal.
note: lineal descendants proceed one from another in a direct line; collateral relations spring from a common ancestor, but from different branches of that common stirps or stock. thus the children of brothers are collateral relations, having different fathers, but a common grandfather.
collateral
assurance, that which is made, over and above the deed itself.
collateral
circulation (med. & physiol.), circulation established through indirect or subordinate branches when the supply through the main vessel is obstructed.
collateral
issue. (law) (a) an issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case. (b) an issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc. (c) a point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question.
collateral
security, security for the performance of covenants, or the payment of money, besides the principal security,
collateral
\col*lat"er*al\ (?), n. 1. a collateral relative.
2. collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as collateral security.
collateral
adj
1. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the stuarts" [syn: indirect]
[ant: lineal]

2. serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence" [syn: confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying]


3. accompaniment to something else; "collateral target damage from a bombing run"
4. situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains" n : a security pledged for the repayment of a loan

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gorcheifn = n. collateral relation in the seventh degree
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
(hypernym) security interest
(hyponym) guarantee, guaranty

Adjective
1. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"
(synonym) indirect
(antonym) lineal, direct
(see-also) related
2. serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"
(synonym) confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying
(similar) supportive
3. accompaniment to something else; "collateral target damage from a bombing run"
(similar) secondary
4. situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains"
(similar) parallel
Collateral Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
Property pledged to secure a loan.
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
an asset that can be sold for cash and which has been pledged to a creditor to secure a future obligation. (For example, if you finance a car it is the collateral for the loan).
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
European Central Bank Glossary
Assets pledged (e.g. by credit institutions with central banks) as a guarantee for the repayment of loans, as well as assets sold (e.g. to central banks by credit institutions) as part of repurchase agreements (repos).
Copyright © 2006, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This information may be obtained free of charge through the ECB's website.
UNODC Money-Laundering Terms
Assets pledged to a lender until a loan is repaid. If the borrower defaults, the lender has the legal right to seize the collateral and sell it to pay off the loan.
Copyright © 2005 UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
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Collateral Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Peterson's Glossary of Financial Aid Terms
Something of value pledged as security for a loan. Banks do not require collateral for all loans.
More information at: Petersons.com
Collateral Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Collateral may refer to:
  • Collateral (finance)
  • Collateral (film)

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Collateral Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
An asset that a borrower agrees to give up if he or she fails to repay a loan.
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Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
Property which has been committed to guarantee a loan. - (read more on Collateral)
  
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Canadian Insolvency Dictionary
Property that has been given or committed in order to guarantee a loan.
Collateral Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Muscle Pain
a side branch of an axon.