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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or arising from hypothecation, the pledging of property or mortgage as surety for a loan
- n. The holder of a hypothec, or pledge
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to hypothecation or mortgage: as, a hypothecary note (that is, a note given in acknowledgment of a debt, but which cannot pass into circulation). Also hypothecatory—Hypothecary action, in civil law, an action to enforce a hypothecation of property by its sale, and the application of the proceeds to pay the debt.
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