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Definition of Surety


  1. The state of being sure; certainty; security.
  2. That which makes sure; that which confirms; ground of confidence or security.
  3. Security against loss or damage; security for payment, or for the performance of some act.
  4. One who is bound with and for another who is primarily liable, and who is called the principal; one who engages to answer for another's appearance in court, or for his payment of a debt, or for performance of some act; a bondsman; a bail.
  5. Hence, a substitute; a hostage.
  6. Evidence; confirmation; warrant.
  7. To act as surety for.

Surety Translations

surety in French is gage
surety in Latin is obses
surety in Spanish is recaudo