Law Dictionary

hypothecary

adjective hy·poth·e·cary \ hi-ˈpä-thə-ˌker-ē, hī- \

legal Definition of hypothecary

in the civil law of Louisiana :of or relating to an obligation, right, or security in property of a debtor given to a creditor by contract or by operation of law without transfer of possession or title to the creditor

Learn More about hypothecary


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hypothecary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!