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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Security \Se*cu"ri*ty\, noun; pl. {Securities}. [L. securitas: cf. F. s['e]curit['e]. See {Secure}, and cf. {Surety}.]

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

security

noun

1: the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security" [ant: {insecurity}]

2: defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness" [syn: {security}, {protection}]

3: freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"

4: a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends; "he held several valuable securities" [syn: {security}, {certificate}]

5: property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security" [syn: {security}, {surety}]

6: a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman" [syn: {security}, {security department}]

7: a guarantee that an obligation will be met [syn: {security}, {surety}]

8: an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in [syn: {security system}, {security measure}, {security}]

9: measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising" [syn: {security}, {security measures}]


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