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PostSubject: definitions for several values by Christian   Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:59 pm


EncartaŽ World English Dictionary, North American Edition

1. state or feeling of safety: the state or feeling of being safe and protected.
2. freedom from worries of loss: the assurance that something of value will not be taken away.
3. something giving assurance: something that provides a sense of protection against loss, attack, or harm.
4. safety: protection against attack from without or subversion from within.
5. precautions to maintain safety: precautions taken to keep somebody or something safe from crime, attack, or danger.
6. guards: people or an organization entrusted with the job of protecting somebody or something, especially a building or institution, against crime.
7. asset deposited to guarantee repayment: something pledged to guarantee fulfillment of an obligation, especially an asset guaranteeing repayment of a loan that becomes the property of the creditor if the loan is not repaid.
8. guarantor: somebody who pledges to fulfill somebody else's obligation should that person fail to do so.
9. financial instrument: a tradable document that shows evidence of debt or ownership, e.g. a stock certificate or bond.

Compact Oxford English Dictionary

1 the state of being or feeling secure.
2 the safety of a state or organization against criminal activity such as terrorism or espionage.
3 a thing deposited or pledged as a guarantee of the fulfilment of an undertaking or the repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in case of default.
4 a certificate attesting credit, the ownership of stocks or bonds, etc.

Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 10th Edition

1: the quality or state of being secure: as a: freedom from danger: SAFETY b: freedom from fear or anxiety c: freedom from the prospect of being laid off.
2 a: something given, deposited, or pledged to make certain the fulfillment of an
obligation b: SURETY.
3: an instrument of investment in the form of a document (as a stock certificate or bond) providing evidence of its ownership.
4 a: something that secures : PROTECTION b (1): measures taken to guard against espionage or sabotage, crime, attack, or escape (2): an organization or department whose task is security.

Cambridge International Dictionary of English

investment in a company or in government debt which can be traded on the financial markets and which produces an income for the investor.


1.the condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially
2.something that secures.
3.an organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.
4.(legal) something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.
5.(legal) Freedom from apprehension.
6.(finance) proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments
7. (finance) property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan

The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language

1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
3. Something that gives or assures safety, as: a. A group or department of private guards: Call building security if a visitor acts suspicious. b. Measures adopted by a government to prevent espionage, sabotage, or attack. c. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault: Security was lax at the firm's smaller plant. d. Measures adopted to prevent escape: Security in the prison is very tight.
4. Something deposited or given as assurance of the fulfillment of an obligation; a pledge.
5. One who undertakes to fulfill the obligation of another; a surety.
6. A document indicating ownership or creditorship; a stock certificate or bond.


1. Freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety.
2. Freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well-founded confidence.
3. Something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense.
4. Freedom from financial cares or from want: The insurance policy gave the family security.
5. precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage,

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PostSubject: Freedom definitions by Christian   Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:09 pm


Compact Oxford English Dictionary

noun 1 the power or right to act, speak, or think freely. 2 the state of being free. 3 (freedom from) exemption or immunity from. 4 unrestricted use of something: the dog had the freedom of the house. 5 a special privilege or right of access, especially that of full citizenship of a particular city given to a public figure as an honor.

Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 10th Edition

1: the quality or state of being free: as
a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : INDEPENDENCE
c: the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous
e: the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken
f: improper familiarity
g: boldness of conception or execution
h: unrestricted use.
2 a: a political right b: FRANCHISE, PRIVILEGE
synonyms FREEDOM, LIBERTY, LICENSE mean the power or condition of acting without compulsion. FREEDOM has a broad range of application from total absence of restraint to merely a sense of not being unduly hampered or frustrated. LIBERTY suggests release from former restraint or compulsion. LICENSE implies freedom specially granted or conceded and may connote an abuse of freedom.

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