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surety

noun [C or U]     /ˈʃɔː.rə.ti/ US  /ˈʃʊr.ə.t̬i/ specialized
a person who accepts legal responsibility for another person's debt or behaviour, or money given as a promise that someone will do something that they have said they will do, such as pay a debt or appear in court: Her brothers are acting as sureties for her. No one has yet been found who is willing to stand (= act as a) surety for Mr Naylor. What are you able to provide as a surety that you will repay the loan?Court cases, orders and decisions
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