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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collateral  \Col*lat"er*al\,  a.  [LL.  collateralis  col-  + 
  lateralis  lateral.  See  {Lateral}.] 
  1.  Coming  from  being  on  or  directed  toward,  the  side  as 
  collateral  pressure.  ``Collateral  light.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Acting  in  an  indirect  way 
 
  If  by  direct  or  by  collateral  hand  They  find  us 
  touched,  we  will  our  kingdom  give  .  .  .  To  you  in 
  satisfaction.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Related  to  but  not  strictly  a  part  of  the  main  thing  or 
  matter  under  consideration;  hence  subordinate;  not  chief 
  or  principal;  as  collateral  interest;  collateral  issues. 
 
  That  he  [Attebury]  was  altogether  in  the  wrong  on 
  the  main  question,  and  on  all  the  collateral 
  questions  springing  out  of  it  .  .  .  is  true. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  Tending  toward  the  same  conclusion  or  result  as  something 
  else;  additional;  as  collateral  evidence. 
 
  Yet  the  attempt  may  give  Collateral  interest  to  this 
  homely  tale.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  5.  (Genealogy)  Descending  from  the  same  stock  or  ancestor, 
  but  not  in  the  same  line  or  branch  or  one  from  the  other 
  --  opposed  to  lineal. 
 
  Note:  Lineal  descendants  proceed  one  from  another  in  a  direct 
  line  collateral  relations  spring  from  a  common 
  ancestor,  but  from  different  branches  of  that  common 
  stirps  or  stock.  Thus  the  children  of  brothers  are 
  collateral  relations,  having  different  fathers,  but  a 
  common  grandfather.  --Blackstone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collateral  \Col*lat"er*al\,  n. 
  1.  A  collateral  relative.  --Ayliffe. 
 
  2.  Collateral  security;  that  which  is  pledged  or  deposited  as 
  collateral  security. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collateral 
  adj  1:  descended  from  a  common  ancestor  but  through  different 
  lines;  "cousins  are  collateral  relatives";  "an 
  indirect  descendant  of  the  Stuarts"  [syn:  {indirect}, 
  {oblique}]  [ant:  {lineal}] 
  2:  serving  to  support  or  corroborate;  "collateral  evidence" 
  [syn:  {confirmative},  {confirming},  {confirmatory},  {corroborative}, 
  {corroboratory},  {substantiating},  {substantiative},  {validating}, 
  {validatory},  {verificatory},  {verifying}] 
  3:  accompaniment  to  something  else;  "collateral  target  damage 
  from  a  bombing  run" 
  4:  situated  or  running  side  by  side  "collateral  ridges  of 
  mountains" 
  n  :  a  security  pledged  for  the  repayment  of  a  loan 




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