• WordNet 3.6
    • v hypothecate to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
    • v hypothecate pledge without delivery or title of possession
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Hypothecate (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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hypothecate To pledge to a creditor in security for some debt or demand, but without giving the creditor corporeal control; mortgage, leaving the owner in possession.
    • hypothecate To put in pledge by delivery, as stocks or effects of any kind, as security for a debt or other obligation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Hypothecate to place or assign anything as security under an arrangement: to mortgage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. hypothecatus, p. p. of hypothecare, to pledge, fr. L. hypotheca, pledge, security. See Hypotheca
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. hypotheca—Gr. hypothēkē, a pledge.


In literature:

A Philadelphia magnate had hypothecated them for the use of the ready cash.
"The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser
If any one of us wants money, Roguin will get it for him by hypothecating his share.
"Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau" by Honore de Balzac
Prussia and Hanover retained hold of their Hypothecs; for as to the expenses, what hope was there?
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Double-Marriage Project, And Crown-Prince, Going Adrift Under The Storm-Winds--1727-1730" by Thomas Carlyle
He had no power to hypothecate any part of the public revenue.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
In each case the hypothecated stocks were to be sent to him.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
And the greatest Art is that which excites the greatest impersonal emotion in an hypothecated perfect human being.
"The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy" by John Galsworthy
Dettermain and Newson had declined to undertake the hypothecation of his annuity.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
Associated Words: barratry, hypothecate, hypothecation.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
These bonds they dispose of or hypothecate to obtain loans on.
"Disputed Handwriting" by Jerome B. Lavay
He borrowed of the most unscrupulous bourgeois, hypothecated his chateaux, alienated his lands.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
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
If the hale hypothec were to fa', I think, laddie, I would dee!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
St. Denis would have hypothecated his aureole to possess her.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
Hypothecated by the emperor Frederick II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
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
Power to sell and hypothecate.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana

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