Hypothecate
Hypothecate Hy*poth"e*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hypothecated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hypothecating}.] [LL. hypothecatus, p. p. of hypothecare to pledge, fr. L. hypotheca pledge, security. See {Hypotheca}.] (Law) To subject, as property, to liability for a debt or engagement without delivery of possession or transfer of title; to pledge without delivery of possession; to mortgage, as ships, or other personal property; to make a contract by bottomry. See {Hypothecation}, {Bottomry}. [1913 Webster]

He had found the treasury empty and the pay of the navy in arrear. He had no power to hypothecate any part of the public revenue. Those who lent him money lent it on no security but his bare word. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(as ship, freight, cargo, etc., without delivery),


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  • hypothecate — hy·poth·e·cate /hi pä thə ˌkāt, hī / vt cat·ed, cat·ing [Medieval Latin hypothecare to pledge, from Late Latin hypotheca pledge, from Greek hypothēkē, from hypotithenai to put under, deposit as pledge]: to pledge as security without delivery of… …   Law dictionary

  • hypothecate — hypothecate, hypothesize The correct word for ‘to form a hypothesis’ is hypothesize, and it is used with or without an object or with a that clause: • Quick to learn, quick to grasp concepts and to hypothesize, they need the best minds to provide …   Modern English usage

  • hypothecate — [hī päth′i kāt΄, hipäth′i kāt΄] vt. hypothecated, hypothecating [< ML hypothecatus, pp. of hypothecare, to hypothecate < LL hypotheca: see HYPOTHEC] 1. to pledge (property) to another as security without transferring possession or title 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • hypothecate — To mortgage or pledge without delivery of title or possession. To place or leave an item of property in the custody of another. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • hypothecate — UK US /haɪˈpɒθəkeɪt/ verb [T] ► FINANCE, LAW to give money by law for a particular purpose: »hypothecated educational grants …   Financial and business terms

  • hypothecate — 1680s, from hypothecat , pp. stem of M.L. hypothecare, from L.L. hypotheca, from Gk. hypotheke “a deposit, pledge, mortgage,” from hypo “down” + tithenai “to put, place” (see THEME (Cf. theme)). Related: Hypothecation …   Etymology dictionary

  • hypothecate — See hypothecate, hypothetical …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • hypothecate — I hy•poth•e•cate [[t]haɪˈpɒθ ɪˌkeɪt[/t]] v. t. cat•ed, cat•ing bus to pledge to a creditor as security without delivering, as property • Etymology: 1675–85; < ML hypothēcātus, ptp. of hypothēcāre, v. der. ofhypothecapledge, mortgage < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • hypothecate — I. transitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Medieval Latin hypothecare to pledge, from Late Latin hypotheca pledge, from Greek hypothēkē, from hypotithenai to put under, deposit as a pledge Date: 1681 to pledge as security without delivery of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypothecate — hypothecate1 hypothecation, n. hypothecator, n. /huy poth i kayt , hi /, v.t., hypothecated, hypothecating. 1. to pledge to a creditor as security without delivering over; mortgage. 2. to put in pledge by delivery, as stocks given as security for …   Universalium

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