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  • pledge — 1 / plej/ n 1: a delivery of esp. personal property as security for a debt or other obligation; broadly: the perfection of a security interest in collateral through possession of the collateral by a creditor or other promisee 2 a: property and… …   Law dictionary

  • pledge — I. noun Etymology: Middle English plegge security, from Anglo French plege, from Late Latin plebium, from *plebere to pledge, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German pflegan to take care of more at plight Date: 14th century 1. a. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pledge — [plej] n. [ME plegge < OFr pleige < ML plegium < plevium, security, warranty, infl. by Frank * pligi, liability; akin to OS plegan, to warrant] 1. the condition of being given or held as security for a contract, payment, etc. [a thing… …   English World dictionary

  • Pledge — Pledge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pledged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pledging}.] [Cf. OF. pleiger to give security. See {Pledge}, n.] 1. To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one s watch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pledge — pledgeable, adj. pledger, n. pledgeless, adj. /plej/, n., v., pledged, pledging. n. 1. a solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something: a pledge of aid; a pledge not to wage war. 2. something delivered as security for the… …   Universalium

  • pledge — [[t]plɛdʒ[/t]] n. v. pledged, pledg•ing 1) a solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something: a pledge of aid[/ex] 2) something delivered as security for the payment of a debt or fulfillment of a promise 3) the state of being… …   From formal English to slang

  • pledge — /plɛdʒ / (say plej) noun 1. a solemn promise of something, or to do or refrain from doing something: a pledge of aid. 2. a piece of personal property delivered as security for the payment of a debt or the discharge of some obligation, and liable… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pledge — n. & v. n. 1 a solemn promise or undertaking. 2 a thing given as security for the fulfilment of a contract, the payment of a debt, etc., and liable to forfeiture in the event of failure. 3 a thing put in pawn. 4 a thing given as a token of love,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pledge# — pledge n Pledge, earnest, token, pawn, hostage are comparable when they denote something that is given or held as a sign of another s faith or intention to do what has been promised. Pledge, originally and still in some applications a technical… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pledge — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. promise, security, gage, pawn, collateral, hostage, deposit; word, troth, vow, guarantee; bond, oath. See affirmation. v. t. deposit, wage, pawn, hock (sl.), hypothecate, mortgage; vow, promise,… …   English dictionary for students

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