hypothecate :

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  • v  pledge without delivery or title of possession
  • v  to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

  • But Farmer Peter wanted to hypothecate some of the property to buy farm machinery.
  • 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.
  • With the securities in his hands and creditors on every side, Broker Whitney seemingly could not resist the opportunity to hypothecate them for personal loans as he was also .

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