- to pledge to a creditor as security without delivering over; mortgage.
- to put in pledge by delivery, as stocks given as security for a loan.
Origin of hypothecate1
Origin of hypothecate2
Examples from the Web for hypothecate
He had no power to hypothecate any part of the public revenue.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
She would get Carmen to hypothecate her own interest in this new company, if necessary.Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
These bonds they dispose of or hypothecate to obtain loans on.Disputed Handwriting</p>
Jerome B. Lavay
Therefore they had drawn lots to determine which should hypothecate his overcoat in order to raise funds.
It was impossible to hypothecate mining securities of any description in Nevada or San Francisco.My Adventures with Your Money
George Graham Rice
- (tr) law to pledge (personal property or a ship) as security for a debt without transferring possession or title
- to allocate the revenue raised by a tax for a specified purposeSee also bottomry
Word Origin and History for hypothecate
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.