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transitive verb

Scots law


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plural -s
Scots law
: mortgage, pledge, pawn
especially : a mortgage of real estate given by a borrower to a lender formerly transferring possession only but later the legal title

Word History


Transitive verb

Scots, alteration of Middle English wedsetten to pledge, from wed entry 1 + setten to set


Scots, alteration of Middle English wedset mortgage, from wedsetten to pledge

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“Wadset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wadset. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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