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.
- hy·poth·e·ca·tion [hahy-poth-i-key-shuhn], /haɪˌpɒθ ɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
- hy·poth·e·ca·tor, noun
Other definitions for hypothecate (2 of 2)
an uncommon variant of hypothesize.
- hy·poth·e·cat·er, noun
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How to use hypothecate in a sentence
The lyrics were in the true Indian language, which made it very difficult for any of the cribbers of the time to hypothecate it.Nat Goodwin's Book | Nat C. Goodwin
She would get Carmen to hypothecate her own interest in this new company, if necessary.Carmen Ariza | Charles Francis Stocking
He will not repudiate a promise to pay while he has money in bank or securities to hypothecate.The Pride of Palomar | Peter B. Kyne
It was impossible to hypothecate mining securities of any description in Nevada or San Francisco.My Adventures with Your Money | George Graham Rice
For it must be clearly understood that Paul is not asking us to fancy, or imagine, or hypothecate.The Theology of Holiness | Dougan Clark
British Dictionary definitions for hypothecate
(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 purpose: See also bottomry
- hypothecation, noun
- hypothecator, noun
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