surety (n.) Old form(s): suretie
person undertaking a legal responsibility in relation to another, guarantor
2H6 V.i.116[Queen to all] say if that the bastard boys of York / Shall be the surety for their traitor father
AW IV.iv.3[Helena to Widow and Diana] One of the greatest in the Christian world / Shall be my surety
AW V.iii.108[King to Bertram, of Helena's ring] She called the saints to surety / That she would never put it from her finger
MV I.ii.77[Portia to Nerissa, of the Scottish lord] I think the Frenchman became his surety
MV V.i.254[Portia to Antonio, of Bassanio] you shall be his surety
R2 IV.i.159[Bolingbroke to the lords under arrest] Procure your sureties for your days of answer
Tem I.ii.476.1[Miranda to Prospero, of Ferdinand] I'll be his surety
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