gage

as in guarantee
something given or held to assure that the giver will keep a promise in the old days a sheriff would take gage in the form of personal goods from an accused person who then had to appear in court or forfeit the goods

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“Gage.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gage. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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