hypothec

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hypothēca (pledge, mortgage), from Ancient Greek ὑποθήκη (hupothḗkē, warning, pledge).

Noun[edit]

hypothec (usually uncountable, plural hypothecs)

  1. (law) In Scotland, a landlord's right over the stocking (cattle, implements, etc.), and crops of his tenant, as security for payment of rent.
  2. (colloquial) Everything; the whole lot.
    ...saddle and all, the whole hypothec turned round and grovelled in the dust below the donkey’s belly.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]