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hypothecate

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

Definition of hypothecate

hypothecated

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hypothecating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: 1681


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hypothecate

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verb hy·poth·e·cate \hī-ˈpä-thə-ˌkāt\

Definition of hypothecate

hypothecated

;

hypothecating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  hypothesize

Origin and Etymology of hypothecate

Greek hypothēkē suggestion, from hypotithenai


First Known Use: 1906


Law Dictionary

hypothecate

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

Legal Definition of hypothecate

hypothecated

hypothecating

  1. :  to pledge as security without delivery of title or possession — compare pawn

hypothecation

\-ˌpä-thə-ˈkā-shən\ play 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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