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Definition of collateral
1something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default. 2a person having the same descent in a family as another but by a different line.
1additional but subordinate; secondary:the collateral meanings of a word used euphemistically to refer to inadvertent casualties among civilians and destruction in civilian areas in the course of military operations:munitions must be able to destroy the target without causing collateral damage collateral casualties 2descended from the same stock but by a different line:a collateral descendant of George Washington 3situated side by side; parallel:collateral veins