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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.


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


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


Broader (hypernym)guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty

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