PignorationPig`no*ra"tion\, n. [LL. pignoratio, L. pigneratio, fr. pignerate to pledge, fr. pignus, gen. -ous and -eris, a pledge, a pawn: cf. F. pignoration.]1. The act of pledging or pawning. 2. (Civil Law) The taking of cattle doing damage, by way of pledge, till satisfaction is made. --Burrill.