Sunday, March 31, 2013
Definitions for impawn
- to put in pawn; pledge.
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Citations for impawn
Go to the king; and let there be impawn'd Some surety for a safe return again
A wise man will never impawn his future being and action, and decide beforehand what he shall do in a given extreme event.
Origin of impawn
Impawn entered English in the late 1500s from the Old French pan meaning "pledge" or "security."