hypothec [hī päth′ek΄, hī päth′ik; hi päth′ek΄, hipäth′ ik]
[Fr hypothèque < LL hypotheca, a pledge, security < Gr hypothēkē, something put under (obligation), pledge < hypotithenai, to put under, pledge: see HYPOTHESIS]
Civil Law security or right given to a creditor over a debtor's property without transfer of possession or title

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  • hypothec — a security over moveable property that permits the borrower to retain possession. A hypothec is equivalent to a charge and is employed in international trading transactions. A letter of hypothecation is a letter addressed to a bank giving details …   Law dictionary

  • Hypothec — Hy*poth ec, n. [F. hypoth[ e]que. See {Hypotheca}.] (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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypothec — See also hypothecation. Hypothec (Lat. hypotheca , Gr. Polytonic|ὐποθήκη: hypothéke ), in Roman law, the most advanced form of the contract of pledge; in modern civil law (legal system), an instrument akin to the common law mortgage.A specific… …   Wikipedia

  • hypothec — noun a) In Scotland, a landlords right over the stocking (cattle, implements, etc.), and crops of his tenant, as security for payment of rent. ...saddle and all, the whole hypothec turned round and grovelled in the dust below the donkey’s belly …   Wiktionary

  • hypothec — /huy poth ik, hi /, n. 1. Roman and Civil Law. a mortgage or security held by a creditor on the property of a debtor without possession of it, created either by agreement or by operation of law. 2. (in some modern legal systems) a security… …   Universalium

  • hypothec — hy·poth·ec || haɪpəθɪk n. security which has been legally written over to a creditor but remains in the possession of a debtor (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypothec — hy·poth·ec …   English syllables

  • hypothec — /haɪˈpɒθɪk/ (say huy pothik) noun Roman and Scottish Law a security in favour of a creditor over the property of the debtor without possession of it. It may be created by agreement or by operation of law. {Late Latin hypothēca, from Greek… …  

  • hypothec — Same as hypothecation …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hypothec — n. (in Roman and Scottish law) a right established by law over property belonging to a debtor. Derivatives: hypothecary adj. Etymology: F hypothegraveque f. LL hypotheca f. Gk hupotheke deposit (as HYPO , tithemi place) …   Useful english dictionary

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