noun, plural sur·e·ties.
Origin of surety
Related Words for suretysecurity, bail, guaranty, guarantee, confidence, corroboration, pledge, hostage, guarantor, sponsor, ratification, substitute, sureness, certainty, assurance, bondsman
Examples from the Web for surety
Historical Examples of surety
"I refuse to accept your surety, for your own sake," said the Marchese.Casanova's Homecoming
When I ask him to be my surety for a couple of hundred thousand crowns?The Great Hunger
A friend of his wife's was his surety; such things often happen.
He gave me the right to sequestrate his pay by way of surety.
Let them but admit it to me and of a surety I will fling them into imprisonment!
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for surety
c.1300, from Old French seurté, from Latin securitatem (nominative securitas) "freedom from care or danger, safety, security," from securus (see secure). Until 1966, the French national criminal police department was the Sûreté nationale.