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(past & past part. hypothecated; pres. part. hypothecating)
Pledge without delivery or title of possession.
To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.  Synonyms: conjecture, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize.

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"Hypothecate" Quotes from Famous Books

... You have it in testimony that these ear-rings were the property of Mr. Lynch, and that Mrs. Lynch had loaned them to Mrs. Bethune. Hemmings alleges, and I believe with truth, that Mrs. Bethune, whilst riding in a coach with him, and after a "love encounter" (laughter) gave to him these jewels to hypothecate in the place to which he had been a frequent visitor for Mrs. Bethune. He goes to this pawnbroker's not in his own name, but, as the pawnbroker tells you (and I point to that fact as one of the strong points in the defense), that he panned them with him, telling ...
— Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations • William Howe

... thinking of the "Apostle of Free Silver.") "He's the cause of all this. Well, if there's nothing to be done I might as well be going. There's all those shares we bought to-day which we ought to be able to hypothecate with somebody. It would be something if we could get even a hundred and twenty ...
— The Titan • Theodore Dreiser

Words linked to "Hypothecate" :   anticipate, formulate, explicate, hypothesis, pledge, retrace, develop, construct, reconstruct, expect

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