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Related; indirect; not bearing immediately upon an issue. The property pledged or given as a security interest, or a guarantee for payment of a debt, that will be taken or kept by the creditor in case of a default on the original debt.

That which is collateral is not of the essence. Collateral facts are facts that are not independently provable from, and that are not directly relevant to, issues in a Cause of Action. Collateral heirs are those individuals who are not directly related to the deceased through consanguinity. Similarly, collateral ancestors are uncles and aunts, as contrasted with direct ancestors, such as parents and grandparents.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


1) n. property pledged to secure a loan or debt, usually funds or personal property as distinguished from real property (but technically collateral can include real estate). 2) adj. referring to something that is going on at the same time parallel to the main issue in a lawsuit or controversy which may affect the outcome of the case, such as adoption of a new federal regulation or a criminal trial of one of the parties.

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1 something that is independent of another but relates to the same subject matter, thus, the phrases collateral agreement or collateral guarantee.
2 of the same family line although not in the direct descent.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

COLLATERAL, collateralis. From latus, a side; that which is sideways, and not direct.

HEIR, COLLATERAL. A collateral heir is one who is not of the direct line of the deceased, but comes from a collateral line; as, a brother, sister, an uncle and aunt, a nephew, niece, or cousin of the deceased.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In general, together with the dorsal capsule, radial collateral ligament (RCL), and volar plate, the UCL serves as a static stabilizer of the MCP joint.
In dogs, various techniques are described to repair collateral ligaments. Bone tunnels may be used, but nonabsorbable suture material with bone screws as anchors are commonly employed.
Then, there are the lateral and medial collateral ligaments that keep the thigh bone from sliding side by side.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) joins the tibia and femur together on the medial aspect of the knee and prevents the knee from moving to the side (Wilson, 2016).
Medially and laterally the medial and lateral collateral ligaments of the carpus attached to medial and lateral styloid processes (Fig.
The centre of the transverse axis of the is located where both collateral ligaments and both cruciate ligaments intersect.
The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is the primary varus stabilizer of the knee [1,2] and its injuries are frequently associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and posterolateral corner injuries.
The three main ones are the ulnar collateral ligament, radial collateral ligament, and annular ligament.
For this reason, early surgical intervention is generally undertaken for all cases of ruptured ulnar collateral ligaments.
The elbow is one of the most stable joints due to the congruity of the articular surfaces and the soft tissues, which consist of the medial and lateral collateral ligaments (MCL and LCL) and muscles crossing the elbow.
Structural, material and anatomic characteristics of the collateral ligaments of the canine cubital joint.
Conversely, minor damage to structures such as the deep digital flexor tendon or collateral ligaments can be recognised and stand a good chance of resolving with appropriate treatment and management even though the lameness had persisted for a long time.