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pledge
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 12
2. A hypothecation without transfer of possession.
4. A promise or agreement by which one binds one's self to do, or to refrain from doing, something; especially, a solemn promise in writing to refrain from using intoxicating liquors or the like; as, to sign the pledge; the mayor had made no pledges.
6. To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch.
8. To secure performance of, as by a pledge.
9. To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self.
11. The transfer of possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between the debtor and creditor by a thing being so delivered or deposited, forming a species of bailment; also, that which is so delivered or deposited; something put in pawn.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To promise.
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