I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin collateralis, from Latin com- + lateralis lateral Date: 14th century 1. a. accompanying as secondary or subordinate ; concomitant <
digress into collateral matters
b. indirect c. serving to support or reinforce ; ancillary 2. belonging to the same ancestral stock but not in a direct line of descent — compare lineal 3a 3. parallel, coordinate, or corresponding in position, order, time, or significance <
collateral states like Athens and Sparta
4. a. of, relating to, or being collateral used as security (as for payment of a debt or performance of a contract) b. secured by collateral • collaterality nouncollaterally adverb II. noun Date: 1691 1. a collateral relative 2. property (as securities) pledged by a borrower to protect the interests of the lender 3. a branch of a bodily part (as a vein)

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