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English noun: surety

1. surety (attribute) something clearly established


Broader (hypernym)certainty, foregone conclusion, sure thing

2. surety (possession) property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation


SamplesBankers are reluctant to lend without good security.


Synonymssecurity


Broader (hypernym)transferred possession, transferred property


Narrower (hyponym)deposit, earnest, recognisance, recognizance, stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant, warrant

3. surety (person) a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms


Synonymshostage


Broader (hypernym)captive, prisoner

4. surety (person) one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another


Synonymsguarantor, warranter, warrantor


Broader (hypernym)patron, sponsor, supporter

5. surety (communication) a guarantee that an obligation will be met


Synonymssecurity


Broader (hypernym)guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty









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