[ pig-nuhs ]
/ ˈpɪg nəs /
noun, plural pig·no·ra [pig-ner-uh]. /ˈpɪg nər ə/. Roman and Civil Law.
property held as security for a debt.
the contract containing such a pledge.
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Origin of pignus
<Latin: literally, pledge
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The Roman word "pignus," which Plutarch translates by ἐνέχυρα, means a thing pawned and delivered as a security to the pawnee.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch
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