verb (used with object), hy·poth·e·cat·ed, hy·poth·e·cat·ing.
Origin of hypothecate1
verb (used with or without object), hy·poth·e·cat·ed, hy·poth·e·cat·ing.
Origin of hypothecate2
Examples from the Web for hypothecate
She would get Carmen to hypothecate her own interest in this new company, if necessary.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
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
These bonds they dispose of or hypothecate to obtain loans on.Disputed Handwriting|Jerome B. Lavay
For it must be clearly understood that Paul is not asking us to fancy, or imagine, or hypothecate.The Theology of Holiness|Dougan Clark
In like case I might hypothecate, "To go light, discard all but the really necessary articles."The Forest|Stewart Edward White
Word Origin 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.