n.1.The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.
His trembling hand had lost the ease,
Which marks security to please.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.
2.That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.
Those who lent him money lent it on no security but his bare word.
- Macaulay.
3.Freedom from risk; safety.
Some . . . alleged that we should have no security for our trade.
- Swift.
3.One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation.
3.An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.
Noun1.security - the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"
insecurity - the state of being subject to danger or injury
2.security - a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends; "he held several valuable securities"
Synonyms: certificate
3.security - a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman"
4.security - measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
5.security - defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
Synonyms: protection
6.security - freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
7.security - an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
8.security - property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
Synonyms: surety
9.security - a guarantee that an obligation will be met
Synonyms: surety

SECURITY. That which renders a matter sure; an instrument which renders certain the performance of a contract. The term is also sometimes applied to designate a person who becomes the surety for another, or who engages himself for the performance of another's contract. See 3 Blackf. R. 431.

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