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- Family. A family relationship that includes aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, as opposed to lineal.
- Parallel, along the same vein
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Col*lat"er*al (?), a. [LL.
collateralis; col- + lateralis lateral. See
Lateral.] 1. Coming from, being on,
or directed toward, the side; as, collateral
pressure. "Collateral light." Shak.
2. Acting in an indirect way.
If by direct or by collateral hand
They find us touched, we will our kingdom give . . .
To you in satisfaction.
3. Related to, but not strictly a part
of, the main thing or matter under consideration; hence,
subordinate; not chief or principal; as, collateral
interest; collateral issues.
That he [Attebury] was altogether in the wrong on
the main question, and on all the collateral questions
springing out of it, . . . is true.
4. Tending toward the same conclusion or
result as something else; additional; as, collateral
Yet the attempt may give
Collateral interest to this homely tale.
5. (Genealogy) Descending from the
same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one
from the other; -- opposed to lineal.
&fist; Lineal descendants proceed one from another in a
direct line; collateral relations spring from a common
ancestor, but from different branches of that common
stirps or stock. Thus the children of brothers are
collateral relations, having different fathers, but a
common grandfather. Blackstone.
Collateral assurance, that which is
made, over and above the deed itself. -- Collateral
circulation (Med. & Physiol.), circulation
established through indirect or subordinate branches when the
supply through the main vessel is obstructed. --
Collateral issue. (Law)
(a) An issue taken upon a matter aside from
the merits of the case. (b) An issue
raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law
in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc.
(c) A point raised, on cross-examination,
aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the
answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be
contradicted by the party asking the question. --
Collateral security, security for the
performance of covenants, or the payment of money, besides the
Col*lat"er*al (?), n.
1. A collateral relative.
2. Collateral security; that which is
pledged or deposited as collateral security.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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