security interest


Definition of security interest

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

Examples of security interest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In particular, Justice Thomas wrote, the national security interest in border security distinguished the case before the court from ordinary Fourth Amendment violations. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 8 June 2022 Last year, President Joe Biden wisely deemed the fight against corruption a core national security interest. Time, 8 Apr. 2022 The island also wasn’t especially important for the Soviets and thus wasn’t a vital security interest. Daniel Depetris, National Review, 23 Mar. 2022 Lenders secure a security interest in a company’s IP assets as collateral for a loan in exchange for interest payments. Jason Jackson, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 The sale, which includes a dozen large transport planes and three radar systems, are in the US security interest and being paid for in part with American military aid money already received by Egypt, the State Department official countered. Alex Marquardt, CNN, 28 Jan. 2022 The question then become one of who between Glaser Weil and Downs first perfected their security interest in Rice's interest in Triton. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 And with the pullout from Afghanistan earlier this year, there isn’t even an overriding security interest in Kazakhstan’s governance. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 12 Jan. 2022 Glaser Weil was a distribution only lead to the issue of whether Glaser Weil's security interest and UCC filing gave it priority over Downs' charging order lien. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of security interest

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of security interest was in 1951

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20 Jun 2022

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“Security interest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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Legal Definition of security interest

— see interest sense 1


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