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collateral

[kuh-lat-er-uh l] /kəˈlæt ər əl/
noun
1.
security pledged for the payment of a loan:
He gave the bank some stocks and bonds as collateral for the money he borrowed.
2.
Anatomy.
  1. a subordinate or accessory part.
  2. a side branch, as of a blood vessel or nerve.
  3. collateral circulation.
3.
a relative descended from the same stock, but in a different line.
adjective
4.
accompanying; auxiliary:
He received a scholarship and collateral aid.
5.
additional; confirming:
collateral evidence; collateral security.
6.
secured by collateral:
a collateral loan.
7.
aside from the main subject, course, etc.; secondary:
These accomplishments are merely collateral to his primary goal.
8.
descended from the same stock, but in a different line; not lineal:
A cousin is a collateral relative.
9.
pertaining to those so descended.
10.
situated at the side:
a collateral wing of a house.
11.
situated or running side by side; parallel:
collateral ridges of mountains.
12.
Botany. standing side by side.
Origin of collateral
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin collaterālis, equivalent to col- col-1 + laterālis lateral
Related forms
collaterality
[koh-lat-uh-ral-i-tee] /koʊˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
collateralness, noun
collaterally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for collate-rally

collateral

/kɒˈlætərəl; kə-/
noun
1.
  1. security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  2. (as modifier): a collateral loan
2.
a person, animal, or plant descended from the same ancestor as another but through a different line
adjective
3.
situated or running side by side
4.
descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
5.
serving to support or corroborate
6.
aside from the main issue
7.
uniting in tendency
Derived Forms
collaterally, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin collaterālis, from Latin com- together + laterālis of the side, from latus side
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Word Origin and History for collate-rally

collateral

adj.

late 14c., "accompanying," also "descended from the same stock," from Old French collateral (13c.), from Medieval Latin collateralis "accompanying," literally "side by side," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + lateralis "of the side," from latus "a side" (see oblate (n.)). Literal sense of "parallel, along the side of" attested in English from mid-15c. Related: Collaterally.

collateral

n.

16c., "colleague, associate," from collateral (adj.). Meaning "thing given as security" is from 1832, American English, from phrase collateral security (1720).

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collate-rally in Medicine

collateral col·lat·er·al (kə-lāt'ər-əl)
adj.

  1. Indirect, subsidiary, or accessory to the main thing.

  2. Having an ancestor in common but descended from a different line.

n.
  1. A branch of a nerve axon or blood vessel.

  2. A collateral relative.


col·lat'er·al·ly adv.
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collate-rally in Culture

collateral definition


Property or its equivalent that a debtor deposits with a creditor to guarantee repayment of a debt.

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