hypothecary

adjective

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

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“Hypothecary.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/hypothecary. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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