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From Middle English securite < Old French (French: sécurité) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] securitas < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] securus "safe, secure".

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Noun

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Singular
security

Plural
securit

security (securit)
  1. (uncountable) the condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially
  2. (countable) something that secures.
  3. an organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.
  4. (law) something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.
  5. (law) Freedom from apprehension.
  6. (finance) proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.W
  7. (finance) property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan

Synonyms

  • (condition of not being threatened): safety
  • (something that secures): protection
  • (something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation): guarantee, surety

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