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  • v. Present participle of hypothecate.


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  • He discovers that he could borrow $15,000 from his banker using the note as collateral this is called hypothecating, but he doesn’t like the idea of being in debt to anyone.

    Creating Wealth

  • I walked in upon Madeira with a pretty little notion that you and I had had something to do with the projection of a plan for developing and mining the Tigmores; I could have sworn that we originated the idea of hypothecating my heirship to the Canaan Tigmores;

    Sally of Missouri

  • What I deliberately chose to do, was an attempt to elicit fuller response, to see whether you were hypothecating or whether you were actually attempting to argue that pay is disproportionate purely because of greater proportions of female officers being in lower ranks.

    I’m Here For An Argument. No You’re Not! Yes I am! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The GLA argued in its submission with London councils back in 2009: Tax increment financing, widely used across the United States, presents a potential model, but only if central government is willing to consider hypothecating the freedom and responsibility to generate and manage local revenue streams.

    New borrowing powers for local councils

  • Since we're hypothecating, why not see how George W. Bush would poll against John McCain.

    Poll of Polls: Obama, Clinton both leading McCain

  • Until further order of the court, each party is restrained from selling, transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any manner whatsoever disposing of any property, real or personal, belonging to either or both parties except (1) by written agreement of both parties or (2) for reasonable and necessary living expenses or (3) in the ordinary and usual course of business.

    Handle with Care

  • Their plan was then, with this borrowed treasury money, to extend its franchise and then the line itself, and then later again, by issuing a great block of stock and hypothecating it with a favored bank, be able to return the principal to the city treasury and pocket their profits from the line as earned.

    The Financier

  • He could see where, all told, he might raise seventy-five thousand dollars by hypothecating double the amount in shares; but this was ridiculously insufficient.

    The Financier

  • At the end of the month sufficient certificates of city loan could usually be gathered from one source and another to make up the deficiency, or the deficiency could actually be ignored, as had been done on more than one occasion, for long periods of time, while he used money secured by hypothecating the shares for speculative purposes.

    The Financier

  • Nor can I imagine any means of defining what is the greatest Art, without hypothecating a perfect human being.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays


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