hypothecate hypothecate

Definition(s):

  1. (v) pledge without delivery or title of possession
  2. (v) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Usage(s):

  1. But Farmer Peter wanted to hypothecate some of the property to buy farm machinery.
  2. If they had no property real or personal to hypothecate, they could borrow on their personal credit only from usurers, who charged 20% and more interest.
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