- (RP) IPA: /sɪˈkjʊəɹəti/, /sɪˈkjɔːɹəti/
- (America) IPA: /səˈkjɔɹ.ɪˌti/, [səˈkjɔɹ.ɪˌɾi], /səˈkjʊɹ.ɪˌti/, [səˈkjʊɹ.ɪˌɾi]
- (uncountable) The condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially.
- c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene vii]:
- Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard, / From firm security.
- 1712, Jonathan Swift, The Conduct of the Allies, and of the late Ministry, in beginning and carrying on the present War
- Some […] alleged […] }that we could have no security for our trade.
- (countable) Something that secures.
- An organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.
- (legal) Something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.
- (legal) Freedom from apprehension.
- (finance, often used in plural) A tradeable financial asset, such as a share of stock.W
- (finance) Proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.
- (finance) Property etc. temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan.
- A guarantee.
- 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 12, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (
please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
- (obsolete) Carelessness; negligence.
- 1595 December 9 (first known performance), William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
- He means, my lord, that we are too remiss,
Whilst Bolingbroke, through our security,
Grows strong and great in substance and in power.
- (condition of not being threatened) safety
- (something that secures) protection
- (something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation) guarantee, surety
- See also Thesaurus:security
- insecurity (condition of being threatened)
- French: sécurité
- German: Sicherheit
- Italian: sicurezza
- Portuguese: segurança
- Russian: безопа́сность
- Spanish: seguridad, confianza
- French: sécurité, sécurisant
- German: Sicherheit, Schutz
- Portuguese: segurança
- Russian: защи́та
- Spanish: seguridad, garantía
- French: titre négociable, papier-valeur (Luxembourg, Switzerland)
- German: Wertpapier
- Italian: cartevalori
- Portuguese: garantia
- Russian: поручи́тельство
- Spanish: título valor