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hypothecary (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or arising from hypothecation, the pledging of property or mortgage as surety for a loan
    hypothecary action


hypothecary (plural hypothecaries)

  1. (law) The holder of a hypothec, or pledge
    Synonym: hypothecatee
    • 1983, Brian Reginald Bamford, The Law of Shipping and Carriage in South Africa[1], page 24:
      Their only real advantage now is that the hypothecary can obtain an order of attachment, []

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