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noun [C or U] uk   /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 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?
Translations of “surety”
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔保人,保證人, 擔保, 保證金…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担保人,保证人, 担保, 保证金…
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