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hypŏthēca , ae, f., = ὑποθήκη,
I.a pledge, security (esp. of immovable things; whereas pignus is used of movable things; cf. “also: arra, arrabo),a mortgage, Just. Inst. 4, 6, § 7; Dig. 13, 7, 9; 20, 1, 2 et saep. (in Cic. Fam. 13, 56, 2, written as Greek).—Hence, hypŏthēcārĭus , a, um, adj. hypotheca, of or relating to a mortgage: “actio,Dig. 20, 4, 1 fin.: “creditor,id. 42, 7, 1.
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