something clearly established
property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
"bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
guarantor, surety, warrantor, warranter(noun)
one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
a guarantee that an obligation will be met
A promise to pay a sum of money in the event that another person fails to fulfill an obligation.
One who undertakes to pay money or perform other acts in the event that his principal fails therein.
Origin: From seurté, from securitas, securitatem.
the state of being sure; certainty; security
that which makes sure; that which confirms; ground of confidence or security
security against loss or damage; security for payment, or for the performance of some act
one who is bound with and for another who is primarily liable, and who is called the principal; one who engages to answer for another's appearance in court, or for his payment of a debt, or for performance of some act; a bondsman; a bail
hence, a substitute; a hostage
evidence; confirmation; warrant
to act as surety for
Origin: [OE. seurte, OF. sert, F. sret. See Sure, Security.]
A surety, surety bond or guaranty, in finance, is a promise by one party to assume responsibility for the debt obligation of a borrower if that borrower defaults. The person or company that provides this promise, is also known as a surety or guarantor. The situation in which a surety is most typically required is when the ability of the primary obligor or principal to perform its obligations to the obligee under a contract is in question, or when there is some public or private interest which requires protection from the consequences of the principal's default or delinquency. In most common law jurisdictions, a contract of suretyship is subject to the Statute of Frauds and is only enforceable if recorded in writing and signed by the surety and the principal. In the United States, a surety bond may be required for certain federal projects due to the Miller Act; in addition, many states have adopted their own "Little Miller Acts". The surety transaction will typically involve a producer, and in the United States the National Association of Surety Bond Producers is a trade association which represents this group. If the surety is required to pay or perform due to the principal's failure to do so, the law will usually give the surety a right of subrogation, allowing the surety to "step into the shoes of" the principal and use his contractual rights to recover the cost of making payment or performing on the principal's behalf, even in the absence of an express agreement to that effect between the surety and the principal.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shōōr′ti, n. certainty: he who, or that which, makes sure: security against loss: one who becomes bound for another, a sponsor.—ns. Sure′tyship, Sure′tiship, state of being surety: obligation of one person to answer for another. [Doublet security.]
The numerical value of surety in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of surety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Surety is the end of creativity.
Losing the qualification to self bond and turning to the corporate surety market is uncharted territory.
Above all things, be not made an ass to carry the burdens of other men if any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou has to spare if he presses thee further, he is not thy friend at all.
Ten percent is a premium you pay a surety company, or bail bondsman, Coffey said. To get a bond in almost all cases you have to be able to fully collateralize that $150,000, meaning that either George Zimmerman or his parents have to come up with a $150,000 second mortgage on their house or from a bank. The bonding company is not a charity. They stand to lose the money. They have more than just fugitive hunters [to track down a defendant who flees.] They get collateral up front.
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