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
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Historical Examples of 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
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
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.