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hypothecate

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[ hahy-poth-i-keyt, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒθ ɪˌkeɪt, hɪ- /
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verb (used with object), hy·poth·e·cat·ed, hy·poth·e·cat·ing.
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.
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Origin of hypothecate

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1675–85; <Medieval Latin hypothēcātus, past participle of hypothēcāre.See hypothec, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM hypothecate

hy·poth·e·ca·tion, nounhy·poth·e·ca·tor, noun

Other definitions for hypothecate (2 of 2)

hypothecate2
[ hahy-poth-i-keyt, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒθ ɪˌkeɪt, hɪ- /

verb (used with or without object), hy·poth·e·cat·ed, hy·poth·e·cat·ing.

Origin of hypothecate

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1905–10; <Greek hypothḗk(ē) suggestion, counsel (akin to hypotithénai to assume, suppose) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM hypothecate

hy·poth·e·cat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypothecate

hypothecate
/ (haɪˈpɒθɪˌkeɪt) /

verb
(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 purposeSee also bottomry

Derived forms of hypothecate

hypothecation, nounhypothecator, noun

Word Origin for hypothecate

C17: hypothēcātus, past participle of hypothēcāre; see hypothec, -ate 1
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