surety

  • 1 surety — sure·ty / shu̇r ə tē/ n pl ties [Anglo French seurté, literally, guarantee, security, from Old French, from Latin securitat securitas, from securus secure] 1: a formal engagement (as a pledge) given for the fulfillment of an undertaking 2: one… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Surety — Sure ty, n.; pl. {Sureties}. [OE. seurte, OF. se[ u]rt[ e], F. s[^u]ret[ e]. See {Sure}, {Security}.] 1. The state of being sure; certainty; security. [1913 Webster] Know of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Surety — Sure ty, v. t. To act as surety for. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 surety — c.1300, from O.Fr. seurté, from L. securitatem (nom. securitas) freedom from care or danger, safety, security, from securus (see SECURE (Cf. secure)). Until 1966, the Fr. national criminal police department was the Sûreté nationale …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 surety — 1 security, bond, *guarantee, guaranty, bail Analogous words: *pledge, earnest, token, hostage, pawn 2 guarantor, *sponsor, backer, patron, angel …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 surety — ► NOUN (pl. sureties) 1) a person who takes responsibility for another s performance of an undertaking, e.g. the payment of a debt. 2) money given as a guarantee that someone will do something. 3) the state of being sure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 surety — [shoor′ə tē, shoor′tē] n. pl. sureties [ME seurte < OFr < L securitas < securus, sure, SECURE] 1. the state of being sure; sureness; assurance 2. something sure; certainty 3. something that makes sure or gives assurance, as against loss …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Surety — A surety is a person who agrees to be responsible for the debt or obligation of another. Furthermore, a surety is also a security against loss or damage or for the fulfillment of an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc.; a pledge, guaranty, or… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 surety — One who at the request of another, and for the purpose of securing to him a benefit, becomes responsible for the performance by the latter of some act in favor of a third person, or hypothecates property as security therefor. One who undertakes… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 surety — Generally the same as guarantor; however, in some states there are important distinctions. American Banker Glossary An individual or corporation that guarantees the performance or actions of another. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * surety… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 Surety — The guarantee of the debts of one party by another. A surety is the organization or person that assumes the responsibility of paying the debt in case the debtor policy defaults or is unable to make the payments. The party that guarantees the debt …

    Investment dictionary

  • 12 surety — [[t]ʃʊ͟ərɪti[/t]] sureties N VAR A surety is money or something valuable which you give to someone to show that you will do what you have promised. The insurance company will take warehouse stocks or treasury bonds as surety... Bristol Crown… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 surety — [ ʃʊərɪti, ʃʊəti] noun (plural sureties) 1》 a person who takes responsibility for another s undertaking, e.g. the payment of a debt. 2》 money given as a guarantee that someone will do something. 3》 the state of being sure. Phrases of (or for) a… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 surety — UK [ˈʃʊərətɪ] / US [ˈʃʊrətɪ] noun Word forms surety : singular surety plural sureties legal a) [countable] someone who agrees to pay money if you do not go to court when you should, or if you do not pay money that you owe b) [uncountable] money… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 surety — n. (pl. ies) 1 a person who takes responsibility for another s performance of an undertaking, e.g. to appear in court, or payment of a debt. 2 archaic a certainty. Phrases and idioms: of (or for) a surety archaic certainly. stand surety become a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 surety — noun 1) she s a surety for his obligations Syn: guarantor, sponsor 2) a $10,000 surety Syn: pledge, collateral, guaranty, guarantee, bond, assurance, insurance, deposit; security, in …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 Surety —    One who becomes responsible for another. Christ is the surety of the better covenant (Heb. 7:22). In him we have the assurance that all its provisions will be fully and faithfully carried out. Solomon warns against incautiously becoming… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 18 surety — sur|e|ty [ˈʃo:rıti US ˈʃur ] n plural sureties [U and C] law 1.) someone who will pay a debt, appear in court etc if someone else fails to do so 2.) stand surety (for sb) be responsible for paying a debt, appearing in court etc if someone else… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 surety — sur|e|ty [ ʃurəti ] noun LEGAL count someone who agrees to pay money if you do not go to court when you should, or if you do not pay money that you owe a. uncount money someone gives to make sure that someone else will appear in court or pay… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 surety — noun (C, U) law 1 someone who will pay a debt, appear in court etc if someone else fails to do so 2 stand surety (for sb) be responsible for paying a debt, appearing in court etc if someone else fails to do so 3 money someone gives to make sure… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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