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Pronunciation:  ku'laturul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  2. [adj]  descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"
  3. [adj]  situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains"
  4. [adj]  accompaniment to something else; "collateral target damage from a bombing run"
  5. [adj]  serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"

COLLATERAL is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: confirmative, confirmatory, confirming, corroborative, corroboratory, indirect, parallel, secondary, substantiating, substantiative, supportive, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying
 Antonyms: direct, lineal
 See Also: guarantee, guaranty, related, security, surety



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Col*lat"er*al\, a. [LL. collateralis; col- +
    lateralis lateral. See {Lateral}.]
    1. Coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as,
       collateral pressure. ``Collateral light.'' --Shak.
    2. Acting in an indirect way.
             If by direct or by collateral hand They find us
             touched, we will our kingdom give . . . To you in
             satisfaction.                         --Shak.
    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.
             That he [Attebury] was altogether in the wrong on
             the main question, and on all the collateral
             questions springing out of it, . . . is true.
    4. Tending toward the same conclusion or result as something
       else; additional; as, collateral evidence.
             Yet the attempt may give Collateral interest to this
             homely tale.                          --Wordsworth.
    5. (Genealogy) Descending from the same stock or ancestor,
       but not in the same line or branch or one from the other;
       -- opposed to lineal.
    Note: Lineal descendants proceed one from another in a direct
          line; collateral relations spring from a common
          ancestor, but from different branches of that common
          stirps or stock. Thus the children of brothers are
          collateral relations, having different fathers, but a
          common grandfather. --Blackstone.
    {Collateral assurance}, that which is made, over and above
       the deed itself.
    {Collateral circulation} (Med. & Physiol.), circulation
       established through indirect or subordinate branches when
       the supply through the main vessel is obstructed.
    {Collateral issue}. (Law)
       (a) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of
           the case.
       (b) An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any
           matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon,
           diversity of person, etc.
       (c) A point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the
           issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer
           of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be
           contradicted by the party asking the question.
    {Collateral security}, security for the performance of
       covenants, or the payment of money, besides the principal
  2. \Col*lat"er*al\, n.
    1. A collateral relative. --Ayliffe.
    2. Collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as
       collateral security.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Situated side by side; adjacent and on the same radius of an axis.
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