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For the medical community, in particular, the war on drugs produced widespread collateral damage in the form of treatments undiscovered, in the form of human suffering unalleviated, in the form of scientific knowledge unattained.

Soon, even their dream home was at risk as collateral for a line of credit from AvidBank.

Sid Coelho-Prabhu, who is leading the Coinbase wallet initiative, says any loans consumers make on the platform are secure, since they are backed by borrowers’ collateral.

From Fortune

Most of these sites—notably Compound and Maker—rely on a decentralized network of lenders and borrowers, who use smart contracts to arrange collateral and payment terms.

From Fortune

The move comes in the wake of mounting concern about the scale of predatory lending given the proliferation of startups offering online, collateral-free loans in Kenya.

From Quartz

Horace had been playing poker with a mortician, who had put the car up as collateral.

In 2008, it was looking at a death spiral: cut credit ratings, claims on the policies, and collateral calls.

The euphemism of “collateral damage” comes with that package.

This can cause women to end up as collateral, even when they themselves have committed no wrong.

That night Gasol hobbled off his home court with a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

From one of these, which may be considered as collateral primary meanings, it must therefore be deduced.

The commentary is not very helpful, and discusses collateral questions rather than the dream itself.

The direct and collateral hereditary tendency appears to indicate a diathetic origin.

At the front it has a one-sided irregular look; and this is owing to the non-completion of a collateral spire.

If the horse is the source, or principal trunk, the zebra and the ass will be collateral branches.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to collateral, such as: ancillary, accessory, adjuvant, attendant, auxiliary, and complementary.

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