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— as in: collateral for a loan
The bank wouldn’t lend them money because they didn’t have anything to pledge as
something of value pledged for the repayment of a loan
— as in: collateral evidence
In addition to the fingerprints, there was other
accompanying or connected in some way, but less important
— as in: collateral damage in the battle
They risked bombing from low altitude to try to minimize
unintentional damage to life or property — usually as a result of an act of war
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