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

 sure·ty /ˈʃʊr(ə)ti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sure·ty n.; pl. Sureties
 1. The state of being sure; certainty; security.
    Know of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs.   --Gen. xv. 13.
    For the more surety they looked round about.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 2. That which makes sure; that which confirms; ground of confidence or security.
 [We] our happy state
 Hold, as you yours, while our obedience holds;
 On other surety none.   --Milton.
 3. Security against loss or damage; security for payment, or for the performance of some act.
 There remains unpaid
 A hundred thousand more; in surety of the which
 One part of Aquitaine is bound to us.   --Shak.
 4. Law One who is bound with and for another who is primarily liable, and who is called the principal; one who engages to answer for another's appearance in court, or for his payment of a debt, or for performance of some act; a bondsman; a bail.
    He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.   --Prov. xi. 15.
 5. Hence, a substitute; a hostage.
 6. Evidence; confirmation; warrant. [Obs.]
 She called the saints to surety,
 That she would never put it from her finger,
 Unless she gave it to yourself.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sure·ty, v. t. To act as surety for. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: something clearly established
      2: property that your creditor can claim in case you default on
         your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without
         good security" [syn: security]
      3: a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another
         party will meet specified terms [syn: hostage]
      4: one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another [syn: guarantor,
          warrantor, warranter]
      5: a guarantee that an obligation will be met [syn: security]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    one who becomes responsible for another. Christ is the surety of
    the better covenant (Heb. 7:22). In him we have the assurance
    that all its provisions will be fully and faithfully carried
    out. Solomon warns against incautiously becoming security for
    another (Prov. 6:1-5; 11:15; 17:18; 20:16).