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- n. A financial guarantee by a third party to assume the burden of a debt, especially a bill of exchange in the event of default.
- adj. Of, related to, or characteristic of a grandparent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to grandparents.
- n. In Canada, an act of suretyship or guaranty on a promissory note.
From the French aval. (Wiktionary)
From Latin avus, "grandfather." (Wiktionary)