antichresis

noun
an·​ti·​chre·​sis | \ ˌan-ti-ˈkrē-sis, ˌan-ˌtī-, ˌan-tē-\

Legal Definition of antichresis

in the civil law of Louisiana : a written pledge and transfer from a debtor to a creditor of possession of immovable property giving the creditor the right to the fruits (as rents) of the property which are to be deducted from the interest or principal of the debt — compare pawn

History and Etymology for antichresis

New Latin, from Greek, from anti- opposite + chrēsis use, from chrēsthai to use, need

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