security interest

security interest
security interest see interest 1

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

security interest
An interest in real or personal property that exists because the property has been offered as security for an obligation or debt.

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

security interest
A claim against property that secures a debt.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

security interest
An interest in certain assets which secures payment or performance of an obligation. In a secured financing transaction, the borrower grants a security interest over its assets in favor of the lender to secure its payment and performance obligations to the lender.
For further information, see Practice Note, Security: Overview (
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

security interest
n. An interest in property created by the operation of law or by agreement to repay a loan; a lien on personal property created by an agreement.
@ purchase-money security interest
Interest taken by the collateral's seller, such as an automobile. It is a purchase-money security interest, created by a bank, allowing one to pay off the cost of a car on an installment basis while enjoying its use. The bank retains the title until the full amount (along with interest) has been paid.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

security interest
   generic term for the property rights of a lender or creditor whose right to collect a debt is secured by property.
   See also: deed of trust, lien, mortgage, UCC-1

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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