- a subordinate or accessory part.
- a side branch, as of a blood vessel or nerve.
- collateral circulation.
Origin of collateral
Related formscol·lat·er·al·i·ty [koh-lat-uh-ral-i-tee] /koʊˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti/, col·lat·er·al·ness, nouncol·lat·er·al·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for collateral
Horace had been playing poker with a mortician, who had put the car up as collateral.
In 2008, it was looking at a death spiral: cut credit ratings, claims on the policies, and collateral calls.Remember the $182 Billion AIG Bailout? It Just Wasn’t Generous Enough|Daniel Gross|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The euphemism of “collateral damage” comes with that package.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This can cause women to end up as collateral, even when they themselves have committed no wrong.
The collateral effects, Drucker argues, show how imprisonment, human rights, and public health are related.Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report|Abby Haglage|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Collateral bonds are secured by the deposit of collateral security.
I was naturally inquisitive as to his fortune and the collateral circumstances of his condition.Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist|Charles Brockden Brown
Malthus shows the necessity of observing other collateral results.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
When used, Rapid Dominance would ensure favorable early resolution of issues with minimal loss of lives and collateral damage.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
A what-not education may be impressive, but is worthless as collateral.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
British Dictionary definitions for collateral
- security pledged for the repayment of a loan
- (as modifier)a collateral loan