pignorate

adjective
pig·​no·​rate | \ ˈpignərə̇t \

Definition of pignorate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : given or taken in pledge : pledged
2 : of or relating to something pledged or to a contract of pignus : pignoratitious

pignorate

transitive verb
pig·​no·​rate | \ -ˌrāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of pignorate (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to give over (as a pledge) : pawn
2 : to take in pawn

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History and Etymology for pignorate

Adjective

Latin pigneratus, pignoratus, past participle of pignerare, pignorare to pledge

Transitive verb

Latin pigneratus, pignoratus

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“Pignorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pignorate. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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