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Security

Protection; assurance; indemnification.

The term security is usually applied to a deposit, lien, or mortgage voluntarily given by a debtor to a creditor to guarantee payment of a debt. Security furnishes the creditor with a resource to be sold or possessed in case of the debtor's failure to meet his or her financial obligation. In addition, a person who becomes a surety for another is sometimes referred to as a "security."

security

(Pledge), noun bail, bond, collateral, deposit, earnest, gage, guarantee, indemnity, lien, pawn, pignoration, promise, promissory note, stipulation, surety, token, vadium, voucher, warranty
Associated concepts: collateral security, investment securiiies, issuing securities, public securities, real security, sale of securities, security agreement, security deposit, security interest, treasury securities, valuable securities

security

(Safety), noun anchor, assurance, asylum, bastion, bulwark, certainty, defense, dependability, faith, freedom from danger, freedom from harm, guard, immunity, impregnability, incolumitas, maintenance, palladium, preservation, protection, reliance, safe conduct, safeguard, safeness, salus, salvation, sanctuary, secureness, shelter, stability, support, trust, unassailability, unattackability
Associated concepts: national security

security

(Stock), noun assets, bill of exchange, cautio, certificate of debt, certificate of indebtedness, coupon, funds, indenture, invested property, investment, money invested, negotiable instrument, negotiable paper, obligation, pignus, secured debenture
See also: accommodation, assurance, asylum, backing, bail, binder, bond, bulwark, certainty, charge, check, cloud, confidence, contract, deposit, faith, guaranty, handsel, hostage, hypothecation, incumbrance, indemnity, instrument, inviolability, letter of credit, lien, mainstay, mortgage, pledge, precaution, preservation, protection, recognizance, refuge, reliance, safeguard, safekeeping, share, shelter, shield, specialty, stock, undertaking, ward, warrant

security

1 in connection with the granting of a loan facility, the obtaining by the lender of rights additional to those deriving from the borrower to pay the interest due and to repay the principal debt in accordance with the provisions of the loan agreement; it confers a right to look to some identified fund or property, or to some other person, for payment. Those forms of security conferring recourse to particular funds or property are MORTGAGE, STANDARD SECURITY, CHARGE, PLEDGE, HYPOTHEC and LIEN. The forms of security permitting a creditor to look to a third party for satisfaction are GUARANTEE and INDEMNITY.
2 right to security, see HUMAN RIGHTS.

SECURITY. That which renders a matter sure; an instrument which renders certain the performance of a contract. The term is also sometimes applied to designate a person who becomes the surety for another, or who engages himself for the performance of another's contract. See 3 Blackf. R. 431.

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