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1A valued object deposited as a guarantee of good faith.
collateral, security, surety, guaranty, assurance, insurance, indemnity, indemnificationView synonyms
- ‘The same process, involving distraints and blockade, may be used not only in pleas begun by writ, but also in pleas begun by gage and pledge.’
- 1.1A pledge, especially a glove, thrown down as a symbol of a challenge to fight.
Offer (a thing or one's life) as a guarantee of good faith.
Middle English: from Old French gage (noun), gager (verb), of Germanic origin; related to wage and wed.
verb & noun
- variant spelling of gauge
- another term for greengage
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