pignorate

1 of 2

adjective

pig·​no·​rate
ˈpignərə̇t
1
: given or taken in pledge : pledged
2
: of or relating to something pledged or to a contract of pignus : pignoratitious

pignorate

2 of 2

transitive verb

pig·​no·​rate
-ˌrāt
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: to give over (as a pledge) : pawn
2
: to take in pawn

Word History

Etymology

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 19 Jul. 2024.

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