Part of speech: noun


Part of speech:

The state of being sure; certainty.

Part of speech: noun

One who becomes responsible for another; a bondsman; security; pledge.

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Usage examples "surety":

  1. This is the matter he spoke of, no doubt hoping that it would make me more merciful, therefore, of a surety I think it is a lie. - "Caste", W. A. Fraser.
  2. Again, if there is a surety for any of the debts, he may insist on the application of the money in order to be relieved. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.
  3. Gradually Robert dropped farther and farther in the rear; it gave him that much more protection, that much more surety in trailing his quarry to wherever he might be bound. - "The Cross-Cut", Courtney Ryley Cooper.