1 descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts" [syn: indirect] [ant: lineal]
2 serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence" [syn: confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying]
3 accompaniment to something else; "collateral target damage from a bombing run"
4 situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains" n : a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
- /kəˈlætəɹəl/, /k@"l
Collateral may refer to:
- Collateral (finance) in finance means a security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay. Can also be an exchange for voting rights.
- Collateral (film), a 2004 film starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx.
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