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Definition of Collateral

Collateral

  1. Coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as, collateral pressure.
  2. Acting in an indirect way.
  3. Related to, but not strictly a part of, the main thing or matter under consideration; hence, subordinate; not chief or principal; as, collateral interest; collateral issues.
  4. Tending toward the same conclusion or result as something else; additional; as, collateral evidence.
  5. Descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one from the other; -- opposed to lineal.
  6. A collateral relative.
  7. Collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as collateral security.

Collateral Quotations

A lot of my friends are gangsters. Not like gangsters - well, yeah, all sorts of levels of criminality - but not the types that are preying on innocent people. I have no interest in the type of criminality that has no respect for collateral damage.
Charlie Hunnam

Asymmetrical warfare is a euphemism for terrorism, just like collateral damage is a euphemism for killing innocent civilians.
Alan Dershowitz

The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy.
Juan Williams

All that happens is that the destruction of human beings - unless they're Americans - is called collateral damage.
Harold Pinter

What is and isn't justified by military necessity is, naturally, open to interpretation. One of the key concepts, though, is the law of proportionality. A military attack that results in civilian casualties - 'collateral damage' - is acceptable as long as the military benefits outweigh the price that is paid by humanity.
Sebastian Junger
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Collateral Translations

collateral in Swedish is sida vid sida