rehypothecation

noun
re·​hypothecation | \ ¦rē+ \

Definition of rehypothecation

: the action of a broker who pledges with a bank or other lender securities already left on deposit with him by a customer as a pledge for their purchase on margin

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History and Etymology for rehypothecation

re- + hypothecation

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“Rehypothecation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rehypothecation. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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