"sureties" in the noun sense
something clearly established
2. security, surety
property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
"bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
3. hostage, surety
a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
4. guarantor, surety, warrantor, warranter
one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
5. security, surety
a guarantee that an obligation will be met
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