hypothec definition

  • noun:
    • In Scotland, a landlord's right within the stocking (cattle, implements, etc.), and crops of his tenant, as safety for payment of lease.
    • every little thing; the entire lot.
    • A landlord's right, independently of stipulation, across stocking (cattle, implements, etc.), and crops of his tenant, as protection for repayment of lease.
    • identical to hypothecation, 1.
    • In Scots law, a legal lien given to a creditor upon residential property, to secure the payment of their demand.

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