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security British & World English

The state of being free from danger or threat

security English Thesaurus

the security of the nation's citizens is our highest responsibility

e-security British & World English

Another term for cybersecurity.

debt security British & World English

A negotiable or tradable liability or loan

food security British & World English

The state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food

high-security British & World English

Extremely secure

security risk British & World English

A person or situation which poses a possible threat to the security of something

security check British & World English

A verification of the identity and trustworthiness of an employee in order to maintain security

security guard British & World English

A person employed to protect a building against intruders or damage

security patch British & World English

A software or operating-system patch that is intended to correct a vulnerability to hacking or viral infection

social security British & World English

(In the UK) monetary assistance from the state for people with an inadequate or no income

security blanket British & World English

A familiar blanket or other piece of soft fabric held by a young child as a source of comfort

Security Council British & World English

A permanent body of the United Nations seeking to maintain peace and security. It consists of fifteen members, of which five (China, France, the UK, the US, and Russia) are permanent and have the power of veto. The other members are elected for two-year terms

Security Service British & World English

Official name for MI5.

collective security British & World English

The cooperation of several countries in an alliance to strengthen the security of each

security of tenure British & World English

The right of a tenant of property to occupy it after the lease expires (unless a court should order otherwise)

National Security Agency British & World English

(In the US) a secret body established after the Second World War to gather intelligence, deal with coded communications from around the world, and safeguard US transmissions

Pacific Security Treaty British & World English

Another name for Anzus.

Social Security number British & World English

(In the US) a number in the format 000–00-0000, unique for each individual, used to track Social Security benefits and for other identification purposes

Bureau of State Security British & World English

The former South African intelligence and security organization under apartheid

National Security Council British & World English

(In the US) a body created by Congress after the Second World War to advise the President (who chairs it) on issues relating to national security in domestic, foreign, and military policy

on security of something British & World English

Using something as a guarantee

biosecurity British & World English

Procedures or measures designed to protect the population against harmful biological or biochemical substances

security of tenure in tenure British & World English

The right of a tenant of property to occupy it after the lease expires (unless a court should order otherwise)

Social Security in social security British & World English

(In the US) a federal insurance scheme providing benefits for pensioners and those who are unemployed or disabled

security clearance in clearance British & World English

Official permission for someone to have access to classified information

government securities British & World English

Another term for government paper.


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