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SURETY

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 117 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SURETY, in law, the party liable under a contract of guarantee (q.v.). In criminal practice sureties bound by recognizance (q.v.) are a means of obtaining compliance with the order of a court of justice, whether 'to keep the peace or otherwise.
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