security

[ si-kyoor-i-tee ]
/ sɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti /

noun, plural se·cu·ri·ties.

adjective

of, relating to, or serving as security: The company has instituted stricter security measures.

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Origin of security

1400–50; late Middle English securytye, securite(e) < Latin sēcūritās. See secure, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM security

non·se·cu·ri·ty, noun, plural non·se·cu·ri·ties.o·ver·se·cu·ri·ty, nounself-se·cu·ri·ty, nounsub·se·cu·ri·ty, noun, plural sub·se·cu·ri·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for securities

security
/ (sɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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Cultural definitions for securities

securities

Written evidence of ownership or creditorship, such as bonds and stock certificates.

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Idioms and Phrases with securities

security

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