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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.


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Antonymslineal, direct

2. collateral serving to support or corroborate

SamplesCollateral evidence.

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



3. collateral accompany, concomitant

SamplesCollateral target damage from a bombing run.



4. collateral situated or running side by side

SamplesCollateral ridges of mountains.


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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