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  • 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 — ➔ bond * * * surety bond UK US noun [C] ► LAW a legal agreement in which someone promises to pay a person or organization a sum of money if another person does not do something they had promised to do: »Contractors are not required to post a… …   Financial and business terms

  • surety bond — see bond 1a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. surety bond …   Law dictionary

  • Surety — Sure ty, v. t. To act as surety for. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surety company — see company Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • surety — c.1300, from O.Fr. seurté, from L. securitatem (nom. securitas) freedom from care or danger, safety, security, from securus (see SECURE (Cf. secure)). Until 1966, the Fr. national criminal police department was the Sûreté nationale …   Etymology dictionary

  • surety — 1 security, bond, *guarantee, guaranty, bail Analogous words: *pledge, earnest, token, hostage, pawn 2 guarantor, *sponsor, backer, patron, angel …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • surety — ► NOUN (pl. sureties) 1) a person who takes responsibility for another s performance of an undertaking, e.g. the payment of a debt. 2) money given as a guarantee that someone will do something. 3) the state of being sure …   English terms dictionary

  • surety — [shoor′ə tē, shoor′tē] n. pl. sureties [ME seurte < OFr < L securitas < securus, sure, SECURE] 1. the state of being sure; sureness; assurance 2. something sure; certainty 3. something that makes sure or gives assurance, as against loss …   English World dictionary

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