Synonyms of collateral


1. collateral, security interest

usage: a security pledged for the repayment of a loan


1. collateral (vs. lineal), indirect, related

usage: descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"

2. collateral, confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying, supportive (vs. unsupportive)

usage: serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"

3. collateral, secondary (vs. primary)

usage: accompany, concomitant; "collateral target damage from a bombing run"

4. collateral, parallel (vs. perpendicular) (vs. oblique)

usage: situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains"

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Definition and meaning of collateral (Dictionary)