Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as hypothecation, 1.
  • noun In Scots law, a legal lien given to a creditor upon property, to secure the payment of his demand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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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  • noun law In Scotland, a landlord's right over the stocking (cattle, implements, etc.), and crops of his tenant, as security for payment of rent.
  • noun colloquial Everything; the whole lot.

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Examples

  • Scotland the almost insane law of hypothec, which allowed a landlord to pursue his tenant's goods even into the hands of an "innocent holder."

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • So far then as this action is concerned, there is no difference between a pledge and a hypothec: and indeed whenever a debtor and a creditor agree that certain property of the former shall be the latter's security for his debt, the transaction is called a pledge or a hypothec indifferently.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • We have also given persons entitled to sue for such recovery a tacit hypothec over the husband's property, but this right is not to give any priority over other hypothecary creditors except where it is the wife herself who sues to recover her dowry; it being in her interest only that we have made this new provision.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • 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

  • He is also in favour of the abolition of the laws of entail and hypothec.

    Western Worthies A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches of West of Scotland Celebrities

  • 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.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 1 (of 25)

  • 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

  • Same time, I am under the necessity to observe our own account, amounting to seven hundred and sixty-nine pounds ten shillings and sixpence, is also due, and settlement would be agreeable; but as we hold your rights, title-deeds, and documents in hypothec, shall have no objection to give reasonable time --- say till the next money term.

    The Antiquary

  • Same time, I am under the necessity to observe our own account, amounting to seven hundred and sixty-nine pounds ten shillings and sixpence, is also due, and settlement would be agreeable; but as we hold your rights, title-deeds, and documents in hypothec, shall have no objection to give reasonable time -- say till the next money term.

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • Same time, I am under the necessity to observe our own account, amounting to seven hundred and sixty-nine pounds ten shillings and sixpence, is also due, and settlement would be agreeable; but as we hold your rights, title-deeds, and documents in hypothec, shall have no objection to give reasonable time -- say till the next money term.

    The Antiquary — Complete

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  • A preferential right in civil law systems granted to a creditor to have debts repaid out of the charged property. From Roman Law.

    November 6, 2008