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hypothecate1

[hahy-poth-i-keyt, hi-] /haɪˈpɒθ ɪˌkeɪt, hɪ-/
verb (used with object), 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 a loan.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Medieval Latin hypothēcātus, past participle of hypothēcāre. See hypothec, -ate1
Related forms
hypothecation, noun
hypothecator, noun

hypothecate2

[hahy-poth-i-keyt, hi-] /haɪˈpɒθ ɪˌkeɪt, hɪ-/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), hypothecated, hypothecating.
Origin
1905-10; < Greek hypothḗk(ē) suggestion, counsel (akin to hypotithénai to assume, suppose) + -ate1
Related forms
hypothecater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypothecate

hypothecate

/haɪˈpɒθɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (law) to pledge (personal property or a ship) as security for a debt without transferring possession or title
2.
to allocate the revenue raised by a tax for a specified purpose See also bottomry
Derived Forms
hypothecation, noun
hypothecator, noun
Word Origin
C17: hypothēcātus, past participle of hypothēcāre; see hypothec, -ate1
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Word Origin and History for hypothecate
v.

1680s, from hypothecat-, past participle stem of Medieval Latin hypothecare, from Late Latin hypotheca, from Greek hypotheke "a deposit, pledge, mortgage," from hypo- "down" + tithenai "to put, place" (see theme). Related: Hypothecated; hypothecating; hypothecation.

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