verb (used with object), hy·poth·e·cat·ed, hy·poth·e·cat·ing.
Origin of hypothecate1
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Historical Examples of hypothecation
His credit was almost unlimited, and he could always raise as much money as he liked on an hypothecation of next year's wool.Station Amusements
He raised money for immediate needs by hypothecation of the state securities.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama
Walter L. Fleming
Dettermain and Newson had declined to undertake the hypothecation of his annuity.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
He told briefly the details of the transaction; even the hypothecation of the Parsons bonds.Unleavened Bread
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.