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Definition of surety noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [countable, uncountable] (pl. sureties) (law)
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  1. 1money given as a promise that you will pay a debt, appear in court, etc. She was granted bail with a surety of $500. They offered a large amount of money as surety.
  2. 2a person who accepts responsibility if someone else does not pay a debt, appear in court, etc. to act as surety for someone She promised to stand surety for him.
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