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Hypothecary

hypothecary adj

in the civil law of Louisiana
: of or relating to an obligation, right, or security in property of a debtor given to a creditor by contract or by operation of law without transfer of possession or title to the creditor



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.