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Definition of Security


  1. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.
  2. Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty.
  3. Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.
  4. Freedom from risk; safety.
  5. That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.
  6. Something given, deposited, or pledged, to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation, the performance of a contract, the payment of a debt, or the like; surety; pledge.
  7. One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation.
  8. An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.

Security Quotations

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Helen Keller

If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
Thomas Jefferson

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy
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Security Translations

security in Afrikaans is sekerheid, veiligheid
security in Danish is sikkerhed, kaution
security in Dutch is borgstelling, pand, onderpand
security in Italian is sicurezza
security in Latin is cautela, obses
security in Norwegian is sikkerhet

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