pawn
pawn 1 /'pȯn/ n
1 a: a pledge and transfer of possession of movable or personal property to a creditor which gives the creditor the privilege of satisfying the debt from the property (as by selling it) if the debt is not repaid within a specified time; also: the property pledged
shall not take as a pawn any workman's tools compare antichresis
b: the state of being so pledged or burdened by such a pledge
goods held in pawn
2: the act of pawning
pawn 2 vt: to put (personal or movable property) in pawn
when it is redeemed by the person who pawn ed it compare hypothecate
pawn·er /'pȯ-nər/ or paw·nor /same orpȯ-'nȯr/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

pawn
I verb bond, deposit, deposit as collateral, deposit as security, give as security, give in earnest, guarantee, hypothecate, impignorate, mortgage, offer collateral, oppignerare, pignerare, pledge, post, put at hazard, put at stake, put in pledge, risk, stake, wager II index captive, deposit, security (pledge)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


pawn
v.
To give an object of personal property to another person, called a pawnbroker, as security for a loan.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


pawn
See pledge.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


pawn
To pledge an item of personal property as security for a loan, with the property left with the pawnbroker. The interest rates are on the high side, the amount of the loan is well below the value of the pledged property, and the broker has the right to sell the item without further notice if the loan is not paid. Pawnbrokers are licensed by the state. (See also: pledge)
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


pawn
1 n. An item of personal property given to secure a monetary loan; something held as security against a monetary loan.
2 v. To borrow money against a piece of personal property that is held by the lender as security.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


pawn
To deliver personal property to another as a pledge or as security for a debt. A deposit of goods with a creditor as security for a sum of money borrowed.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


pawn
To deliver personal property to another as a pledge or as security for a debt. A deposit of goods with a creditor as security for a sum of money borrowed.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

pawn
v.
   to pledge an item of personal property as security for a loan, with the property left with the pawnbroker. The interest rates are on the high side, the amount of the loan is well below the value of the pledged property, and the broker has the right to sell the item without further notice if the loan is not paid. Pawnbrokers are licensed by the state.
   See also: pledge

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
(of a chattel to secure a debt), , / , / , , , , ,


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