• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hypothec (Scot. Law) A landlord's right, independently of stipulation, over the stocking (cattle, implements, etc.), and crops of his tenant, as security for payment of rent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypothec Same as hypothecation, 1.
    • n hypothec In Scots law, a legal lien given to a creditor upon property, to secure the payment of his demand. It usually if not always implies that possession remains with the debtor, and that the creditor has only a right of action. In case of vessels it may be created by agreement. Tacit or legal hypothec exists by implication of law, as in the case of a landlord's lien on crops for rent, and the lien of an attorney or law agent for costs. The term is also applied in a general sense to the preference over other debts against an estate given by law to some demands, such as funeral expenses, wages, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hypothec hī-poth′ek in Scotch law, a lien or security over goods in respect of a debt due by the owner of the goods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. hypothèque,. See Hypotheca
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. hypotheca—Gr. hypothēkē, a pledge.


In literature:

If the hale hypothec were to fa', I think, laddie, I would dee!
"Weir of Hermiston an unfinished romance" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And at last, in the village of Ussel, saddle and all, the whole hypothec turned round and grovelled in the dust below the donkey's belly.
"Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Probably he hypothecated his wages, certainly he had his five rupees.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
Three million and a half to be hypothecated for eleven hundred thousand francs these women will force him to squander!
"The Marriage Contract" by Honore de Balzac
Hypothecation, of crop, regulated, 49.
"The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242" by Hammurabi, King of Babylon
He is also in favour of the abolition of the laws of entail and hypothec.
"Western Worthies" by J. Stephen Jeans
The pension of the House is said to be hypothecated for five years.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
He'd hypothecated the canary.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
No doubt both of these would have been hypothecated if it were possible.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
For instance, let's hypothecate.
"The Big Fix" by George Oliver Smith
What a pity my own acres are already hypothecated!
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
All his outstanding investments had been hypothecated, with shrewd advantage.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
Mix to hypothecate his shirt, and bet the proceeds on the fourth race, this coming Saturday.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
I must hypothecate produce, and protect my correspondents.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
She would get Carmen to hypothecate her own interest in this new company, if necessary.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Money advances secured by the hypothecation of stocks, bonds, life insurance policies, bonds and mortgages, or other personal property.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
These were hypothecated with several bankers in New York.
"The Reconstruction of Georgia" by Edwin C. Woolley
You see, others have hypothecated policies with you people, and I've learned something of the business.
"The Best Policy" by Elliott Flower
Several of these checks had been hypothecated by Patty and diverted to other uses.
"Concerning Sally" by William John Hopkins
She could hypothecate her income; sell her jewels.
"An Oregon Girl" by Alfred Ernest Rice

In science:

The works and look at CVA and DVA gap risk under several collateralization strategies, with or without re-hypothecation, as a function of the margining frequency, with wrong-way risk and with possible instantaneous contagion.
Illustrating a problem in the self-financing condition in two 2010-2011 papers on funding, collateral and discounting
For a more comprehensive framework that includes explicit default modeling, collateral modeling, re-hypothecation and debit valuation adjustments we refer the reader elsewhere, for example or .
Illustrating a problem in the self-financing condition in two 2010-2011 papers on funding, collateral and discounting
Arbitrage-free bilateral counterparty risk valuation under collateralization and re-hypothecation with application to CDS.
Illustrating a problem in the self-financing condition in two 2010-2011 papers on funding, collateral and discounting