Collateral assurance, that which is made, over and above the deed itself.Collateral circulation (Med. & Physiol.), circulation established through indirect or subordinate branches when the supply through the main vessel is obstructed.Collateral issue. (Law) (a) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case. (b) An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc. (c) A point raised, on cross- examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question.Collateral security, security for the performance of covenants, or the payment of money, besides the principal security,

(Col*lat"er*al) n.

1. A collateral relative. Ayliffe.

2. Collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as collateral security.

(Col*lat"er*al*ly), adv.

1. Side by side; by the side.

These pulleys . . . placed collaterally.
Bp. Wilkins.

2. In an indirect or subordinate manner; indirectly.

The will hath force upon the conscience collaterally and indirectly.
Jer. Taylor.

3. In collateral relation; not lineally.

(Col*lat"er*al*ness), n. The state of being collateral.

(Col*la"tion) n. [OE. collacioun speech, conference, reflection, OF. collacion, F. collation, fr. L. collatio a bringing together, comparing, fr. collatum (used as the supine of conferre); col- + latium (used as the supine of ferre to bear), for tlatum. See Tolerate, v. t.]

1. The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another of a like kind; comparison, in general. Pope.

2. (Print.) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding.

3. The act of conferring or bestowing. [Obs.]

Not by the collation of the king . . . but by the people.

4. A conference. [Obs.] Chaucer.

5. (Eccl. Law) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.

6. (Law) (a) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its original to ascertain its conformity. (b) The report of the act made by the proper officers.

5. (Genealogy) Descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one from the other; — opposed to lineal.

Lineal descendants proceed one from another in a direct line; collateral relations spring from a common ancestor, but from different branches of that common stirps or stock. Thus the children of brothers are collateral relations, having different fathers, but a common grandfather. Blackstone.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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