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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·cu·ri·ty n.; pl.  Securities
 1. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Specifically: (a) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power or safety; hence, assurance; certainty.
 His trembling hand had lost the ease,
 Which marks security to please.   --Sir W. Scott.
 (b) Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.
 He means, my lord, that we are too remiss,
 Whilst Bolingbroke, through our security,
 Grows strong and great in substance and in power.   --Shak.
 (c) Freedom from risk; safety.
 Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard,
 From firm security.   --Shak.
    Some . . . alleged that we should have no security for our trade.   --Swift.
 2. That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense. Specifically: (a) Something given, deposited, or pledged, to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation, the performance of a contract, the payment of a debt, or the like; surety; pledge.
    Those who lent him money lent it on no security but his bare word.   --Macaulay.
 (b) 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.
 Syn: -- Protection; defense; guard; shelter; safety; certainty; ease; assurance; carelessness; confidence; surety; pledge; bail.