HYPOTHECATION Definition

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HYPOTHECATION, in securities, is the pledging of securities to brokers as collateral for loans made to cover short sales or purchase securities. In banking, it is the pledging of property to secure a loan.

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ITEMIZED STATEMENT is a record or transmittal that details product or services rendered and the costs incurred and payments received.

OFF-PEAK is not in the period of most frequent or heaviest use: lower rates for telephone calls made during off-peak hours; travelers who take advantage of off-peak fares. See PEAK.

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