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Collateral Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"
  • situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains"
  • accompaniment to something else; "collateral target damage from a bombing run"
  • serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"

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  • a security pledged for the repayment of a loan

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Collateral Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Collateral is a 2004 American crime thriller movie. This movie is set in Los Angeles. It is about a hit-man named Vincent who is out to murder several witnesses and a prosecutor. His main hostage, taxi driver Max, reluctantly agrees to do some harsh things along with him. Max, though, eventually has enough. He then shoots Vincent, killing him. Jamie Foxx plays Max and Tom Cruise plays Vincent. The movie was released in late August 2004. It became a success in the U.S. box office and worldwide. The reviews were excellent.

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