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Synonyms for security

Synonyms for security

the quality or state of being safe

reliability in withstanding pressure, force, or stress

something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation

Synonyms for security

the state of being free from danger or injury

defense against financial failure

freedom from anxiety or fear

property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation

a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers

a guarantee that an obligation will be met

an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in

measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.

References in classic literature ?
There was the security on his writing-desk, staring him in the face!
Richard Turlington instantly determined to make the duplicates serve as his security, keeping the first copies privately under lock and key, to be used in obtaining possession of the goods at the customary time.
The security (covering the amount borrowed) was accepted as a matter of course.
* It may not be amiss to remind the incredulous reader that a famous firm in the City accepted precisely the same security as that here accepted by Bulpit Brothers, with the same sublime indifference to troubling themselves by making any inquiry about it.
But it is with jealousy as with the gout: when such distempers are in the blood, there is never any security against their breaking out; and that often on the slightest occasions, and when least suspected.
The distance of the United States from the powerful nations of the world gives them the same happy security. A dangerous establishment can never be necessary or plausible, so long as they continue a united people.
It must, indeed, be numbered among the greatest blessings of America, that as her Union will be the only source of her maritime strength, so this will be a principal source of her security against danger from abroad.
The objects of the Union among the States, as described in article third, are "their common defense, security of their liberties, and mutual and general welfare." The terms of article eighth are still more identical: "All charges of war and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defense or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in Congress, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury," etc.
Of course the security which you offer is no security at all, and no sane man would advance five thousand pennies on it."
"The point is that if you died to-morrow where would be the security then?"
The great extent of the country is a further security. We have already experienced its utility against the attacks of a foreign power.
Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness.
`Under the new conditions of perfect comfort and security, that restless energy, that with us is strength, would become weakness.
Organizations with sensitive data may wish to eliminate single points of vulnerability, but many security managers today find that they do not have the tools to extend security policies into the storage infrastructure.
According to Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb's article "The Economics of Information Security Investment" there is a void in the research on creating a framework for an economic model that establishes the appropriate investment in security programs.