Translation of "collateral" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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collateralnoun [ U ]

uk /kəˈlæt.ər.əl/ us /kəˈlæt̬.ɚ.əl/

collateral noun [ U ] (SECURITY FOR DEBT )

valuable property owned by someone who wants to borrow money, that they agree will become the property of the company or person who lends the money if the debt is not paid back

She used/put up her house as collateral for a loan. 她用自己的房屋作抵押来贷款。


uk /kəˈlæt.ər.əl/ us /kəˈlæt̬.ɚ.əl/ formal

connected but less important, or of the same family although not directly related

collateral senses of a word 词语的次要意义
a collateral branch of the family 家族的旁系

(Translation of “collateral” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)