something clearly established
property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation;
"bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
a guarantee that an obligation will be met
- You are willing to stand surety for your brother, aren't you?
- She was granted bail with a surety of $500.
- Alfonso agreed to stand surety for his friend's behaviour.