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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin collaterālis, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] col- (together with) + the stem of latus (side). Compare lateral.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kəˈlætəɹəl/, SAMPA: /k@"l{t@r@l/

Adjective

collateral (not comparable)

Positive
collateral

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Parallel, along the same vein, side by side.
  2. Corresponding; accompanying, concomitant.
  3. Being aside from the main subject; tangential, subordinate.
    Although not a direct cause, empire-building was certainly a collateral incitement for the war.
  4. (family) Of a family relationship that includes aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, as opposed to lineal.
    • 1885, Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Vol. 5,
      The pure blood all descends from five collateral lines called Al-Khamsah (the Cinque).

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Singular
collateral

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A collateral family member.
  2. A security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay. (Originally supplied as "accompanying" security.)

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