from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An accessory agreement through which a person binds themselves for another already bound, either in whole or in part, as for their debt, default or miscarriage; the assumption of liability for the obligations of another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being surety; the obligation of a person to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being surety; the obligation of a person to answer for the debt, fault, or conduct of another.
From surety + -ship. (Wiktionary)