collateralize

verb col·lat·er·al·ize \ kə-ˈla-t(ə-)rə-ˌlīz \

Definition of collateralize

collateralized; collateralizing
transitive verb
1 :to make (a loan) secure with collateral
2 :to use (something, such as securities) for collateral

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First Known Use of collateralize

1941


Law Dictionary

collateralize

transitive verb col·lat·er·al·ize \ kə-ˈla-tə-rə-ˌlīz, -ˈla-trə- \

legal Definition of collateralize

collateralized; collateralizing
1 :to make (a loan) secure with collateral
2 :to use (as securities) for collateral

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