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Questions about security; as it applies to any vulnerable and valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, nation, or organization.


noun, plural: securities.

  1. freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety.

  2. freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well-founded confidence.

  3. something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense.

  4. freedom from financial cares or from want. "The insurance policy gave the family security."

  5. precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, etc. "claims that security was lax at the embassy; the importance of computer security to prevent hackers from gaining access."

  6. a department or organization responsible for protection or safety. "He called security when he spotted the intruder."

  7. protection or precautions taken against escape; custody. "The dangerous criminal was placed under maximum security."

  8. an assurance; guarantee.

  9. Law.
    a. something given or deposited as surety for the fulfillment of a promise or an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc.
    b. one who becomes surety for another.

  10. an evidence of debt or of property, as a bond or a certificate of stock.

  11. Usually, securities. stocks and bonds.

  12. Archaic. overconfidence; cockiness.


  1. of, relating to, or serving as security. "The company has instituted stricter security measures."