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  1. [noun] the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"

  2. [noun] a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends; "he held several valuable securities"
    Synonyms: certificate

  3. [noun] a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman"
    Synonyms: department

  4. [noun] measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
    Synonyms: measures

  5. [noun] defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
    Synonyms: protection

  6. [noun] freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"

  7. [noun] an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
    Synonyms: system, measures

  8. [noun] property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
    Synonyms: surety

  9. [noun] a guarantee that an obligation will be met
    Synonyms: surety


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