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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Definitions for impawn

  1. to put in pawn; pledge.

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Citations for impawn
Go to the king; and let there be impawn'd Some surety for a safe return again William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, 1591
A wise man will never impawn his future being and action, and decide beforehand what he shall do in a given extreme event. Elizabeth P. Peabody, Aesthetic Papers, 2005
Origin of impawn
Impawn entered English in the late 1500s from the Old French pan meaning "pledge" or "security."