Wadset
Wadset Wad"set, n. [Scot. wad a pledge; akin to Sw. vad a wager. See {Wed}.] (Scots Law) A kind of pledge or mortgage. [Written also {wadsett}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • wadset — In Scotland, the ancient term for a mortgage. A right by which lands or other property are pledged by their owner to a creditor in security for a debt, usually in the form of a mutual contract, in which one party sells the land and the other… …   Law dictionary

  • wadset — n. mortgage, collateral (Scottish Law) v. mortgage, place as collateral …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wadset — wad·set …   English syllables

  • wadset — I. ˈwadˌset, ˈwäd transitive verb Etymology: Scots, alteration of Middle English wedsetten to pledge, from wed (I) + setten to set Scots law : mortgage, pledge II. noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • wadsett — Wadset Wad set, n. [Scot. wad a pledge; akin to Sw. vad a wager. See {Wed}.] (Scots Law) A kind of pledge or mortgage. [Written also {wadsett}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wadsetter — Wad set*ter, n. One who holds by a wadset. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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