Roman and Civil Law. a mortgage or security held by a creditor on the property of a debtor without possession of it, created either by agreement or by operation of law.
(in some modern legal systems) a security interest created in immovable property.
- hypothalamic infundibulum,
- hypothalamohypophysial portal system,
Origin of hypothec
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Hypothec, hī-poth′ek, n. in Scotch law, a lien or security over goods in respect of a debt due by the owner of the goods.
He is also in favour of the abolition of the laws of entail and hypothec.Western Worthies|J. Stephen Jeans
Roman law Scots law a charge on property in favour of a creditor
Word Origin for hypothec
C16: from Late Latin hypotheca a security, from Greek hupothēkē deposit, pledge, from hupotithenai to deposit as a security, place under, from hypo- + tithenai to place
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