- 1Something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default.More example sentences
- Because most of its hard assets, such as airplanes, already are pledged as loan collateral, the company has said that it will not seek additional investors at this time.
- CMAs are also required to maintain inventories of each class and grade of grain at least equal to the quantity pledged as loan collateral.
- By the stroke of a government pen and without having invested one single cent, the Larrakia now have a major asset to use as collateral for a bank loan.
- 2A person having the same descent in a family as another but by a different line.More example sentences
- A few days later, two powerful Sandhanvalia Sardars, Atar Singh and Ajit Singh, collaterals of the royal contenders for the throne, arrived in Lahore and took over control.
- That left the old lady as the sole survivor of the family, the collaterals being very distant.
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- 1Additional but subordinate; secondary: the collateral meanings of a wordMore example sentences
- Why do you distinguish between what I might call questions going to the primary purpose of the Commission and these ones that go to what you would regard as a sort of collateral or secondary purpose?
- Then comes an assessment of collateral effects and unintended consequences.
- To ensure the proper result with little or no unintended collateral effects, we need greater precision with speed.
- 1.1Used euphemistically to refer to inadvertent casualties among civilians and destruction in civilian areas in the course of military operations: munitions must be able to destroy the target without causing collateral damage collateral casualtiesMore example sentences
- The quick responsive action of MSgt Henley prevented what could have easily been a major fire with possible significant collateral damage.
- In such circumstances, the attacking elements will be required to expose themselves to enemy direct fire to engage them without undue collateral damage.
- There are, however, limits on such incidental or collateral damage.
- 2Descended from the same stock but by a different line: a collateral descendant of George WashingtonMore example sentences
- Support is legally prescribed and required along descent, ascent, and collateral lines.
- As for that of Herve de Lanrivain, I had only to apply to his collateral descendant for its subsequent details.
- A major consequence of this was the drastic reduction of the casato's collateral lines (and, in the long run, the demographic decline of the aristocracy).
- 3Situated side by side; parallel: collateral veinsMore example sentences
- The use of contrast enhanced CT is much more specific and can demonstrate collateral veins.
- The dorsal artery of the index finger may similarly, though more rarely, supply one or both of the collateral arteries of the adjacent sides of the thumb and index finger.
- The MCL (medial collateral ligament) controls the knee's movement from side to side.
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- If the radial artery is to be used, the collaterality of blood flow to the hand must be checked by the Allen's test.
- These criteria include generation, sex, affinity, collaterality, bifurcation, relative age, and sex of linking relative.
- One should not marry bilateral kin up to the second degree of collaterality; spouses beyond the fourth degree of collaterality are preferred.
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- Setting aside the procedural question whether the court's order could be challenged collaterally in a contempt hearing - as opposed to on appeal - it seems to me that the order is unconstitutionally broad and viewpoint-based.
- It is hard to be more European than the Dutch: a small country, collaterally invaded in 1940 during the German attack on France, with a location that makes them a great transport hub.
- In other words, Herbert holds that relativism-and hence, collaterally, relativity-is the best and perhaps the only check against intolerance and violence toward those whose beliefs differ from one's own.
late Middle English (as an adjective): from medieval Latin collateralis, from col- 'together with' + lateralis (from latus, later- 'side'). sense 1 of the noun (originally US) is from the phrase collateral security, denoting something pledged in addition to the main obligation of a contract.