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collateral

col·lat·er·al

collateral

 
 
pronunciation:
k lae t rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extending in parallel or being to the side of.
collateral riversa collateral part of the structure
similar words:
even, parallel
definition 2: secondary or supporting; supplementary.
collateral assistancecollateral cluesa collateral purpose
similar words:
ancillary, side
definition 3: financially guaranteed by property.
a collateral mortgage
definition 4: related by descent from a common ancestor, but not in the same line of descent.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: property or other security put forward to guarantee repayment of a loan.
They used their house as collateral for the loan.
similar words:
guarantee, guaranty, pawn, pledge, warrant
derivation: collaterally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word collateral contains the following parts:
col- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix col- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with "l," such as "loc" and "lect." See com-.
lat1 Latin root that means side