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suretyship

[ shoor-i-tee-ship, shoor-tee-, shur-i-tee-, shur-tee- ]
/ ˈʃʊər ɪ tiˌʃɪp, ˈʃʊər ti-, ˈʃɜr ɪ ti-, ˈʃɜr ti- /
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noun Law.

the relationship between the surety, the principal debtor, and the creditor.

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Origin of suretyship

First recorded in 1525–35; surety + -ship
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