Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

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

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