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Collateral Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    collateral adj
  1. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts" [syn: indirect] [ant: lineal]
  2. serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence" [syn: confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying]
  3. accompaniment to something else; "collateral target damage from a bombing run"
  4. situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains" n : a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
Collateral Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Collateral \Col*lat"er*al\, a. [LL. collateralis; col- + lateralis lateral. See Lateral.]
  1. Coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as, collateral pressure. ``Collateral light.'' --Shak.
  2. Acting in an indirect way. If by direct or by collateral hand They find us touched, we will our kingdom give . . . To you in satisfaction. --Shak.
  3. Related to, but not strictly a part of, the main thing or matter under consideration; hence, subordinate; not chief or principal; as, collateral interest; collateral issues. That he [Attebury] was altogether in the wrong on the main question, and on all the collateral questions springing out of it, . . . is true. --Macaulay.
  4. Tending toward the same conclusion or result as something else; additional; as, collateral evidence. Yet the attempt may give Collateral interest to this homely tale. --Wordsworth.
  5. (Genealogy) Descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one from the other; -- opposed to lineal. Note: Lineal descendants proceed one from another in a direct 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <57204.57287.1287296853@catflap.bishopston.net>
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  • Collateral: Collateral may refer to: Collateral (finance) Collateral (film) See also : Collateral damage Collateral contract Collateral ganglia ...
  • Collateral (finance): In lending agreements , collateral is a borrower's pledge of specific property to a lender , to secure repayment of a loan The ...
  • Collateral (film): Collateral is a 2004 crime thriller film starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx . It was directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart ...
  • Collateral damage: Collateral damage is damage that is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome. The term originated in the United States military , ...
  • Collateral contract: A collateral contract is a contract where the consideration is the entry into another contract, and co-exists side by side with the main ...
  • Medial collateral ligament: The medial collateral ligament of the knee is one of the four major ligament s of the knee. It is on the medial (inner) side of the knee ...
  • Collateral ligament: Collateral ligament can refer to: Fibular collateral ligament Lateral collateral ligament Medial collateral ligament Collateral ligaments ...
  • Ulnar collateral ligament: Ulnar collateral ligament can refer to: Ulnar collateral ligament (elbow) Ulnar collateral ligament (wrist) Ulnar collateral ligament (thumb) ...
  • Collateral estoppel: Collateral estoppel (CE), known in modern terminology as issue preclusion, is a common law estoppel doctrine that prevents a person from ...

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