security interest


Definition of security interest

: the rights that a creditor has in the personal property of a debtor that secures an obligation : lien

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Auburn supports development of innovative research and technologies, industry collaboration and entrepreneurship that promote the economy of the state as well as the economic and security interests of the nation as a whole. Paul Gattis |, al, "Auburn University, alumni have $5 billion economic impact on Alabama," 4 Sep. 2019 President Trump has been consulting with his national security leadership team to decide the best use of Ukraine security aid to achieve and align with U.S. national security interests, according to a senior administration official. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Trump administration reviewing Ukraine security funding," 30 Aug. 2019 His 2010 congressional campaign included major contributions from insurance companies, the hospital and nursing-home industry, and the investment/securities interests. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Your guide to the Republicans challenging Trump in the 2020 presidential race," 28 Aug. 2019 Greenland’s strategic location in the north Atlantic Ocean is also thought to appeal to national security interests. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "What Greenland Might Have Taught Trump about Warming," 19 Aug. 2019 The bank put up about $5 million in financing for the flick, was owed money and thus held a security interest. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Polaroid': A Near Deal With Netflix Becomes a Legal Horror," 29 Aug. 2019 Afghanistan has been an area where American national security interests and values have coincided to a degree. CBS News, "Transcript: Michael Vickers talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 28 Aug. 2019 China said the deal undermined its security interests and threatened American companies involved in the sale with sanctions. The Economist, "Politics this week," 22 Aug. 2019 Now, as then, Greenland is considered important to American national security interests. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Trump isn’t the first US president to want to buy Greenland," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of security interest

1951, in the meaning defined above

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see interest sense 1

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