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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

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

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

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

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

You need to put drones under control; you need to lay out certain rules of engagement in order to prevent or minimize collateral casualties. It is extremely important.
Vladimir Putin
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Collateral Translations

collateral in Swedish is sida vid sida