Meaning of SURETY in English

SURETY

[noun] legal - a person who accepts legal responsibility for another person's debt or behaviour, or (money given as) a promise that you will do something that you have said you will do, such as pay a debt or appear in courtHer brothers are acting as sureties for her. [C]No one has yet been found who is willing to stand (= act as a) surety for Mr Naylor. [U]What are you able to provide as a surety (= promise) that you will repay the loan? [C]He was released on bail of £5000 surety (= money given as a promise that he would appear in court). [U]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.