WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of hypothecate 1 1675–85;
Medieval Latin hypothēcātus,
past participle of
-ate 1 Related forms hy·poth·e·ca·tion, noun hy·poth·e·ca·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypothecator 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 purpose See also bottomry Derived Forms hypothecation, noun hypothecator, noun Word Origin for hypothecate
hypothēcātus, past participle of hypothēcāre; see hypothec, -ate 1
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Word Origin and History for hypothecator v.
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.
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