Definitions

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  • n. The act of pledging or pawning.
  • n. The taking of cattle doing damage, by way of pledge, until compensation is made.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of pledging or pawning.
  • n. The taking of cattle doing damage, by way of pledge, till satisfaction is made.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of pledging or pawning.
  • n. In civil law, the holding of cattle that have done damage as security till satisfaction is made. See pignus.

Etymologies

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Latin pignoratio, Latin pigneratio, from pignerate to pledge, from pignus, gen. pignous and pigneris, a pledge, a pawn: compare French pignoration.

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