verb (used with object), hy·poth·e·cat·ed, hy·poth·e·cat·ing.
Origin of hypothecate1
Examples from the Web for hypothecation
He told briefly the details of the transaction; even the hypothecation of the Parsons bonds.Unleavened Bread|Robert Grant
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|Lady Barker
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|George Meredith
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.