Let us try the floor above, and the towers; for of a surety they have not come this way.
"I refuse to accept your surety, for your own sake," said the Marchese.
But of a surety it was not in thy noble heart to set store by such small wealth!
When I ask him to be my surety for a couple of hundred thousand crowns?
Lend not untohim that is mightier than thyself: be not surety above thy power.
Let them but admit it to me and of a surety I will fling them into imprisonment!
Where there is more than one surety, the parties are known as co-sureties.
You may have a double in the wings, of course, but even that provides no surety.
The contract of an indorser differs from that of a guarantor, and from that of a surety.
You have baked no bread, and of a surety he will have your head.'
c.1300, from Old French seurté, from Latin securitatem (nominative securitas) "freedom from care or danger, safety, security," from securus (see secure). Until 1966, the French national criminal police department was the Sûreté nationale.
one who becomes responsible for another. Christ is the surety of the better covenant (Heb. 7:22). In him we have the assurance that all its provisions will be fully and faithfully carried out. Solomon warns against incautiously becoming security for another (Prov. 6:1-5; 11:15; 17:18; 20:16).