se·cure vt se·cured, se·cur·ing
1: to put beyond hazard of losing or not receiving
secure the blessings of libertyU.S. Constitution preamble
2 a: to protect or make certain (as by lien)
make a just and equitable partition and secure the parties' respective interestsDenton v. Lazenby, 879 P.2d 607 (1994)
b: to give security for (as a loan) or otherwise assure the payment, performance, or execution of with security
the court imposed a lien on his property to secure the judgment
c: to give or pledge security to (as a creditor); broadly: to cause to have security or a security interest
a creditor secured by a lien on real property

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (confident) adjective assured, carefree, certain, convinced, not nervous, not scared, positive, reassured, sure, unafraid, unanxious, unconcerned, undisturbed, unfrightened, unhesitating, unshaken, unsuspecting II (free from danger) adjective armored, defended, dependable, guaranteed, guarded, impregnable, in safety, insured, inviolable, invulnerable, protected, safe, sheltered, stable, unassailable, unattackable, unharmable, unimperiled, unthreatened associated concepts: secured transactions III (sound) adjective dependable, fast, fastened, firm, fixed, immovable, infallible, reliable, solid, sound, stable, strong, substantial, trustworthy, trusty, unerring, unfailing, unimpeachable IV index accept (take), adhere (fasten), affix, arrest (apprehend), attach (join), attach (seize), attain, bar (hinder), bind (restrain), bond (hold together), bond (secure a debt), buy, cement, certain (positive), collect (recover money), combine (join together), conserve, convincing, cosign, cover (guard), definite, derive (receive), detain (hold in custody), earn, educe, employ (engage services), engage (hire), ensconce, ensure, evoke, fetter, firm, fix (make firm), fixed (securely placed), gain, guarantee, handcuff, harbor, hijack, hold (possess), inexpugnable, infallible, infrangible, inviolate, keep (shelter), lock, maintain (sustain), obtain, permanent, police, positive (confident), possess, preserve, procure, protect, purchase, reap, receive (acquire), recover, reliable, repossess, restrict, retain (employ), retain (keep in possession), safe, seal (close), shut, solid (sound), sponsor, stabilize, stable, steadfast, strong, succeed (attain), underwrite, vouch

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To make something safe; to guarantee; to guarantee repayment of a loan by obtaining collateral.
Safe; backed by collateral.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To assure the payment of a debt or the performance of an obligation; to provide security.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To assure the payment of a debt or the performance of an obligation; to provide security.

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