be surety for
index avouch (guarantee), cosign

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  • stand surety (for someone) — phrase to be responsible for paying money that is owed or for making certain that someone goes to court when they should Thesaurus: relating to borrowing money and owing moneyhyponym Main entry: surety …   Useful english dictionary

  • surety —   Pāna i, hope.     I will be surety for him, o wau nō ka pāna i nona …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • surety — sure·ty / shu̇r ə tē/ n pl ties [Anglo French seurté, literally, guarantee, security, from Old French, from Latin securitat securitas, from securus secure] 1: a formal engagement (as a pledge) given for the fulfillment of an undertaking 2: one… …   Law dictionary

  • Surety (Canadian criminal law) — Surety in Canadian law is applied to a person approved by the bail judge to supervise and be responsible for a person charged with an offense under the Criminal Code of Canada. A surety is an obligation under the law, and sureties may be asked to …   Wikipedia

  • Surety — Sure ty, n.; pl. {Sureties}. [OE. seurte, OF. se[ u]rt[ e], F. s[^u]ret[ e]. See {Sure}, {Security}.] 1. The state of being sure; certainty; security. [1913 Webster] Know of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surety bond — A surety bond is a contract among at least three parties: * The principal the primary party who will be performing a contractual obligation * The obligee the party who is the recipient of the obligation, and * The surety who ensures that the… …   Wikipedia

  • Surety — A surety is a person who agrees to be responsible for the debt or obligation of another. Furthermore, a surety is also a security against loss or damage or for the fulfillment of an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc.; a pledge, guaranty, or… …   Wikipedia

  • surety — UK [ˈʃʊərətɪ] / US [ˈʃʊrətɪ] noun Word forms surety : singular surety plural sureties legal a) [countable] someone who agrees to pay money if you do not go to court when you should, or if you do not pay money that you owe b) [uncountable] money… …   English dictionary

  • surety — sur|e|ty [ ʃurəti ] noun LEGAL count someone who agrees to pay money if you do not go to court when you should, or if you do not pay money that you owe a. uncount money someone gives to make sure that someone else will appear in court or pay… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • surety — sur|e|ty [ˈʃo:rıti US ˈʃur ] n plural sureties [U and C] law 1.) someone who will pay a debt, appear in court etc if someone else fails to do so 2.) stand surety (for sb) be responsible for paying a debt, appearing in court etc if someone else… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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