[ hahy-poth-i-keyt, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒθ ɪˌkeɪt, hɪ- /
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 hypothecate1
OTHER WORDS FROM hypothecatehy·poth·e·ca·tion, nounhy·poth·e·ca·tor, noun
Words nearby hypothecate
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British Dictionary definitions for hypothecator
/ (haɪˈpɒθɪˌkeɪt) /
(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 hypothecatehypothecation, nounhypothecator, noun
Word Origin for hypothecate
C17: hypothēcātus, past participle of hypothēcāre; see hypothec, -ate 1
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