Definition of hypothec in English:

hypothec

Line breaks: hypo|thec
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈpɒθɪk, ˈhʌɪ-/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

(In Roman and Scots law) a right established by law over a debtor’s property that remains in the debtor’s possession.

Origin

early 16th century: from French hypothèque, via late Latin from Greek hupothēkē 'deposit' (from hupo 'under' + tithenai 'to place').

Derivatives

hypothecary

Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈpɒθɪk(ə)ri/
adjective

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