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Secure

To assure the payment of a debt or the performance of an obligation; to provide security.

A debtor "secures" a creditor by giving him or her a lien, mortgage, or other security to be used in case the debtor fails to make payment.

secure

(Confident), adjective assured, carefree, convinced, not nervous, not scared, positive, reassured, sure, unafraid, unanxious, unconcerned, unfrightened, unhesitating, unshaken, unsuspecting

secure

(Free from danger), adjective armored, dependable, guaranteed, guarded, impregnable, in safety, insured, inviolable, invulnerable, protected, safe, sheltered, stable, unassailable, unattackable, unharmable, unimperiled, unthreatened
Associated concepts: secured transactions

secure

(Sound), adjective dependable, fast, fastened, firm, fixed, immovable, infallible, reliable, solid, sound, stable, strong, substantial, trustworthy, trusty, unerring, unfailing, unimpeachable
See also: accept, acquire, adhere, apprehend, arrest, attach, attain, bar, bind, bond, buy, cement, certain, close, collect, combine, conserve, convincing, cosign, cover, definite, derive, detain, earn, educe, employ, engage, ensconce, ensure, evoke, fetter, firm, fix, fixed, gain, guarantee, guard, harbor, hijack, hinder, hire, hold, inexpugnable, infallible, infrangible, inviolate, join, keep, lock, maintain, obtain, permanent, police, positive, possess, preserve, procure, protect, purchase, reap, receive, recover, reliable, repossess, restrain, restrict, retain, safe, seal, seize, shelter, shut, solid, sound, sponsor, stabilize, stable, steadfast, strong, succeed, sustain, take, underwrite, vouch

secure

to assure a creditor of payment, as by giving SECURITY.

TO SECURE. To protect, insure, or save a right.
     2. The constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, gives power to congress "to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing, for limited times, to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." The inventor of a machine has the right to it exclusively at common law, and the author a right to his manuscript. But they may abandon the, right by publishing the book without having secured a copyright, (q.v.) or by using publicly the machine, and suffering others to use it, without having obtained a patent. (q.v.) Vide Secret.

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5 billion of secured debt, consisting primarily of a $300 million bank term loan due 2008, $3 billion secured by financing receivables and $178 million secured by trade receivables.
s $1 billion senior secured bank credit facility ($700 million revolver and $300 million term loan), which is also available to Xerox Canada Capital Limited and Xerox Capital (Europe) PLC.
SLFT consists of a revolving credit facility and senior secured notes (the senior indebtedness), subordinated debt, and equity of which the total senior indebtedness is not to exceed $3.
As a result of this analysis, Fitch has determined that the ratings assigned to the senior secured credit facility, and the senior secured notes still reflect the current risk to noteholders.
As a single and comprehensive offering, Identiprise does not have the risk commonly associated with deploying disparate and in-house identity and access security solutions," said King Moore, President and CEO, Secured Services.
The Secured User Management solution will be available in both Enterprise Edition and Web Edition, as well as on-demand as a managed service.
As Secured Funding continues to gain national market share, the percentage of California-based loans is expected to level out as more loans originate across the country.
3 million class A1 secured floating-rate notes due 2008
Class IV secured floating-rate notes to 'CC' from 'CCC-';
The rating affirmation of other debt classes reflects the expectation that AES will complete the recently announced $1 billion senior secured bank credit facilities (New Secured Bank Facilities) by the end of this month and use the proceeds to redeem the outstandings under the existing senior secured bank facilities (Old Secured Bank Facilities) closed in December 2002.
The $375 million senior secured notes will be issued at a discount with a coupon rate of 8 percent and a yield to maturity of 8.