Definition of 'collateral'
Example sentences containing 'collateral'
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She had used the Doghouse for collateral, but with a clause. ROSES ARE FOR THE RICH (2002)`Your countrymen regard `security" as no more than the collateral offered against a loan of money. THE QUEST FOR K (2002)`You both signed personal guarantees when you took out this loan originally, putting up your houses as collateral. BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
I took multiple positions in three different syndicates, all secured with the same collateral ! RISE OF A MERCHANT PRINCE: BOOK TWO OF THE SERPENTWAR SAGA (2002)
Trends of 'collateral'
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Translations for 'collateral'
British English: collateral NOUN
Collateral is money or property which is used as a guarantee that someone will repay a loan.
Many people use personal assets as collateral for small business loans.
Definition of collateral from the Collins English Dictionary
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