surety[ shoo r-i-tee, shoo r-tee, shur-i-tee, shur-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF surety
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURETY
"I refuse to accept your surety, for your own sake," said the Marchese.
When I ask him to be my surety for a couple of hundred thousand crowns?
A friend of his wife's was his surety; such things often happen.
He gave me the right to sequestrate his pay by way of surety.
Let them but admit it to me and of a surety I will fling them into imprisonment!
You may have a double in the wings, of course, but even that provides no surety.
Surety, father, you do not think him in danger of relapsing into the worship of his ancestors?
And, of a surety, I am richer by far than the goddess who has but one daughter and one son.
I never had much faith (if I dare make so free) in the surety of our retreat here.
The second surety might prove to be any sort of worthless fellow.
c.1300, from Old French seurté, from Latin securitatem (nominative securitas) "freedom from care or danger, safety, security," from securus (see secure). Until 1966, the French national criminal police department was the Sûreté nationale.