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hypothecate

verb hy·poth·e·cate \ hi-ˈpä-thə-ˌkāt , hī- \

Definition of hypothecate

hypothecated; hypothecating
transitive verb
: to pledge as security without delivery of title or possession

hypothecation

play \hi-ˌpä-thə-ˈkā-shən, hī-\ noun

hypothecator

play \hi-ˈpä-thə-ˌkā-tər, hī-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of hypothecate

Medieval Latin hypothecare to pledge, from Late Latin hypotheca pledge, from Greek hypothēkē, from hypotithenai to put under, deposit as a pledge


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hypothecate

verb hy·poth·e·cate \ hī-ˈpä-thə-ˌkāt \

Definition of hypothecate

hypothecated; hypothecating
transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of hypothecate

Greek hypothēkē suggestion, from hypotithenai


Law Dictionary

hypothecate

transitive verb hy·poth·e·cate \ hi-ˈpä-thə-ˌkāt, hī- \

legal Definition of hypothecate

hypothecated; hypothecating
: to pledge as security without delivery of title or possession — compare pawn

hypothecation

play \-ˌpä-thə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of hypothecate

Medieval Latin hypothecare to pledge, from Late Latin hypotheca pledge, from Greek hypothēkē, from hypotithenai to put under, deposit as pledge



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