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Meaning of word collateral from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

collateral   noun

Meaning : A security pledged for the repayment of a loan.

collateral   adjective

Meaning : Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines.

Example : Cousins are collateral relatives.
An indirect descendant of the Stuarts.

Synonyms : indirect

In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.

Lineal ancestors.
Lineal heirs.
A direct descendant of the king.
Direct heredity.
direct, lineal

Meaning : Serving to support or corroborate.

Example : Collateral evidence.

Synonyms : confirmative, confirmatory, confirming, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying

Meaning : Additional but secondary. Auxiliary.

Meaning : Situated or running side by side.

Example : Collateral ridges of mountains.

Meaning : Occurring with or following as a consequence.

Example : An excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems.
Snags incidental to the changeover in management.
Attendant circumstances.
The period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness.
The ensuant response to his appeal.
The resultant savings were considerable.
Collateral target damage from a bombing run.

Synonyms : accompanying, attendant, concomitant, consequent, ensuant, incidental, resultant, sequent