1. [Adjective]: descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"

2. [Noun]: a security pledged for the repayment of a loan

3. situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains"

4. serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"

5. accompaniment to something else; "collateral target damage from a bombing run"

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