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Meaning of HYPOTHECATE

Pronunciation:  hI'pâthu`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps."
  2. [v]  pledge without delivery or title of possession
 

HYPOTHECATE is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: conjecture, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize
 
 See Also: anticipate, construct, develop, expect, explicate, formulate, pledge, reconstruct, retrace

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy*poth"e*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Hypothecated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hypothecating}.] [LL.
hypothecatus, p. p. of hypothecare to pledge, fr. L.
hypotheca pledge, security. See {Hypotheca}.] (Law)
To subject, as property, to liability for a debt or
engagement without delivery of possession or transfer of
title; to pledge without delivery of possession; to mortgage,
as ships, or other personal property; to make a contract by
bottomry. See {Hypothecation}, {Bottomry}.

      He had found the treasury empty and the pay of the navy
      in arrear. He had no power to hypothecate any part of
      the public revenue. Those who lent him money lent it on
      no security but his bare word.           --Macaulay.

 

 

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