from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Canada, an act of suretyship or guaranty on a promissory note.
  • Relating to grandparents.

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  • noun finance A financial guarantee by a third party to assume the burden of a debt, especially a bill of exchange in the event of default.
  • adjective rare Of, related to, or characteristic of a grandparent.


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From the French aval.

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From Latin avus, "grandfather."


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  • By means of them, you turned en aval, that is to say, below or west of Etretat, entered the Chambre des Demoiselles, in all probability passed under Fort Frefosse and thus arrived at the Needle.

    The Hollow Needle; Further adventures of Arsene Lupin Maurice Leblanc 1902

  • From a clever Farsi date interpretation of when the EU proposal was due, "aval" or "avayel", "first of" or "beginning of" August, to the nuclear message sent by Iran while Khatami was still president, the Iranians played their hand masterfully while the Europeans seemed at a loss as to how to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat.

    Hooman Majd: Iran 3, The West 0 2008

  • Gam ani katavti al Harajuku Lovers bablog sheli, aval ein li otam beBrazil...

    Harajuku Lovers Ayala Sender 2008

  • Ani kiviti shebahag haze ihie shaket aval tamid iesh alimut, haval meod.

    Velvet Gardenia Ayala Sender 2008

  • Ani bead she taasi kessef, zot haahava shelach aval ze gam parnassa.

    Boutique Exclusives Ayala Sender 2008

  • Mika, was browsing through your wonderful recipes - this puli aval brought back memories: my mom makes puli aval and vella aval at the same time, she never makes one without the other - and it has stuck - i can't think of making puli aval without its companion these days :

    Puli Aval Mika 2007

  • Dear Mika, Puli aval looks like a great brunch or dinner dish!

    Puli Aval Mika 2007

  • I am prejudiced towards Puli aval, an adaptation of poha made, Kannadiga style.

    Archive 2007-03-01 Mika 2007

  • My mom and aunts have gone the whole nine yards as usual and made varieties of seedai, murukku, thattai, athirasam, vella aval and some more sweets.

    WBB # 15 - Announcement & Gokulashtami 2007

  • I'll be making the simple vella aval beaten rice with jaggery and coconut and Panakam for naivedyam this evening.

    WBB # 15 - Announcement & Gokulashtami 2007


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  • pertaining to grandparents.

    December 20, 2007

  • lava backwards.

    September 27, 2008