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Finance Glossary

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Hypothecate

Definition:

To pledge. Perchance to guarantee. When you want to borrow (margin), you need collateral. Hypothecate means that the lender has an interest in the securities purchased with the borrowed funds, but does not actually take possession of that collateral.

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