- property held as security for a debt.
- the contract containing such a pledge.
Origin of pignus
< Latin: literally, pledge
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Examples from the Web for pignora
To take pledges, "pignora capere," was to seize something that belonged to a man in order to compel the discharge of a duty.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.