Surety vs Mediator - What's the difference?

surety | mediator |

As nouns the difference between surety and mediator

is that surety is certainty while mediator is mediator.




(wikipedia surety)
  • certainty
  • * Bible, Genesis xv. 13
  • Know of a surety , that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • For the more surety they looked round about.
  • That which makes sure; that which confirms; ground of confidence or security.
  • * Milton
  • [We] our happy state / Hold, as you yours, while our obedience holds; / On other surety none.
  • (legal) A promise to pay a sum of money in the event that another person fails to fulfill an obligation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • There remains unpaid / A hundred thousand more; in surety of the which / One part of Aquitaine is bound to us.
  • (legal) One who undertakes to pay money or perform other acts in the event that his principal fails therein.
  • * Bible, Proverbs xi. 15
  • He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
  • A substitute; a hostage.
  • (Cowper)
  • Evidence; confirmation; warrant.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She called the saints to surety , / That she would never put it from her finger, / Unless she gave it to yourself.

    See also

    * surcharge * surcharged * indorsement



    Alternative forms

    * mediatour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • One who negotiates between parties seeking mutual agreement
  • Synonyms

    * negotiator