surety bond

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surety bond

n.
A guarantee issued by a surety agency on behalf of a client, requiring the agency to pay a sum of money to a third party in the event the client fails to fulfill certain obligations.
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Noun1.surety bond - a bond given to protect the recipient against loss in case the terms of a contract are not filled; a surety company assumes liability for nonperformance
bond certificate, bond - a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
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Where a surety and principal agree to amend bond to add "coverage" for materialman who otherwise would not be covered by terms of bond, surety may have effectively extended coverage to materialman.