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English adjective: collateral

1. collateral descended from a common ancestor but through different lines


SamplesCousins are collateral relatives.
An indirect descendant of the Stuarts.


Synonymsindirect


See alsorelated


Antonymslineal, direct

2. collateral serving to support or corroborate


SamplesCollateral evidence.


Synonymsconfirmative, confirmatory, confirming, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying


Similarsupportive


Antonymsunsupportive

3. collateral accompany, concomitant


SamplesCollateral target damage from a bombing run.


Similarsecondary


Antonymsprimary

4. collateral situated or running side by side


SamplesCollateral ridges of mountains.


Similarparallel


Antonymsoblique, perpendicular


English noun: collateral

1. collateral (possession) a security pledged for the repayment of a loan


Broader (hypernym)security interest


Narrower (hyponym)guarantee, guaranty









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