- to assure payment of (a debt) by pledging property.
- to assure (a creditor) of payment by the pledge or mortgaging of property.
- to cover openings and make movable objects fast: The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
- to be excused from duty: to secure from general quarters.
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And the securer business of certifying invoices recommenced.Stories in Light and Shadow|Bret Harte
It was pierced in the brim for a hat-securer, but the elastic was missing.Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|A. Conan Doyle
I'll be securer then, more necessary to this pair of plunderers, able to make better terms for myself.The Great God Success|John Graham (David Graham Phillips)
And if of that securer proof thou need, Remember but our craving thirst for gold.The Vision of Hell, Complete|Dante Alighieri
She had felt, from the outset, a secret reluctance to intrude her securer happiness on the doubts and fears of the young pair.The Reef|Edith Wharton