- a subordinate or accessory part.
- a side branch, as of a blood vessel or nerve.
- collateral circulation.
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Origin of collateral
OTHER WORDS FROM collateralcol·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
Example sentences from the Web for collateral
Collaterals by legitimate affinity up to and including the fourth degree.Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World|Hyacinthe Ringrose
The two races almost reunited are to-day face to face with collaterals without a heritage.Ursula|Honore de Balzac
Max had no great opinion of the collaterals of his grandfather—this one least of all.King John of Jingalo|Laurence Housman
Testamentary donations, or legacies to collaterals, are subject to the like duties.
While this may be conceded, collaterals of the prayer have too often been made to appear trivial and ridiculous.The Religious Sentiment|Daniel G. Brinton
British Dictionary definitions for collateral
- security pledged for the repayment of a loan
- (as modifier)a collateral loan