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suretynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈʃɔː.rə.ti/  us   /ˈʃʊr.ə.t̬i/ specialized
a ​person who ​acceptslegalresponsibility for another person's ​debt or ​behaviour, or ​money given as a ​promise that someone will do something that they have ​promised to 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?
(Definition of surety from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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suretynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈʃɔːrəti/  us   /ˈʃʊrətIi/ (plural sureties) LAW
a ​person who ​acceptslegalresponsibility for another person's ​debt or ​behaviour: act as surety for sb/sth He ​acted as surety for the two ​companies when they took out the ​originalloan.
a promise, or ​money or ​property 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: Analysts doubt whether Ford would have been able to ​raise such a large ​amount of ​debt without some ​kind of surety. A ​localshopkeeper and a ​relative had been prepared to put up a surety of $20,000, the ​court heard.
(Definition of surety from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surety”
in Chinese (Simplified) 担保人,保证人, 担保, 保证金…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔保人,保證人, 擔保, 保證金…
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