pledge (n.) 2
guarantor, surety
2H6 V.i.50 [York to Buckingham] let my sovereign ... / Command my eldest son - nay, all my sons - / As pledges of my fealty and love
Tit III.i.290 [Lucius alone, of himself] He loves his pledges dearer than his life [also: promises]
TS I.ii.44 [Hortensio to Petruchio] I am Grumio's pledge

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