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  • noun Plural form of hypothec.


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  • This hypothecs is confirmed by ex - perience, finoe it is commonly obferved, that the country is much lefs healthy for a few years after having been cleared, than while in a ftate of nature.

    An historical, geographical, commercial, and philosophical view of the United States of America, and of the European settlements in America and the West-Indies

  • Such an hypothecs will, we apprehend, be confider« cd in this, country as a guide by no means likely to lead to any dif« covery of importance.

    The Monthly Review

  • I am inclined to adopt the latter hypothecs: and, if this be the true one, we muft in - quire whence has it derived the acid?

    A journey through Spain in the years 1786 and 1787

  • He admits that Olivers of granitey broken off by violent explofions, may fometimes be licked up by melted matter as it moves along: but this hypothecs is too narrow to embrace all the phenomena; it does not explain the incipient coagulation of the uniform pafte into the different grains of granite, nor the difTufion of the conftituent parts of granite through the fubitance of bafaltes.

    The Monthly Review

  • De Luc, after Dr. Harrington, fuppofes, that the air is renewed and purified again in the clouds; and he endeavours to ac - count for it upon the ridiculous hypothecs of water, being formed of inflammable and dephlogifticated airs, which is decompounded

    The Monthly Review

  • Taken in any rational view, according to his hypothecs, his forms either generated in matter what was not in it before, or, from potentiality of fomething exifting in it, they produced its actual being; which is equivalent to a generation of fomething out of no - thing; a tenet inconfiftent with his theory, and therefore not to be admitted by him.

    The Monthly Review

  • Mr, Dundas added a few observations fefpe&ihg the at* tendance of a great perfonage in the Houfe of Commons, and S9 $ PARLIAMENTARY A. 1784. and hinted, by an hypothecs, if od any occafioa fucfa

    The Parliamentary Register: Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons ...

  • The fize of JEtna. renders fuch an extent no objection to my hypothecs, and fhews to what a monftrous bulk a mountain can fwell itfelf.

    Travels in the two Sicilies

  • In the third, the obje£lions, which are brought by Atheiflical philofophers againfl tlie hypothecs eflablifhed in the two preceding books, are anfwercd.

    The Works of the English Poets

  • a - The colufion of its parts, not to he folved by any hypothecs yet produced.

    The Works of the English Poets


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