pledge

  • 1 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

  • 2 Pledge — Pledge, n. [OF. plege, pleige, pledge, guaranty, LL. plegium, plivium; akin to OF. plevir to bail, guaranty, perhaps fr. L. praebere to proffer, offer (sc. fidem a trust, a promise of security), but cf. also E. play. [root]28. Cf. {Prebend},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 Pledge 3 — (Негомбо,Шри Ланка) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: No 3, Eththukala, 11500 Него …

    Каталог отелей

  • 7 pledge — (n.) mid 14c., surety, bail, from O.Fr. plege (Fr. pleige) hostage, security, bail, probably from Frankish *plegan to guarantee, from a West Germanic root meaning have responsibility for (Cf. O.Saxon plegan vouch for, O.H.G. pflegan to care for,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 pledge — [n1] word of honor agreement, assurance, covenant, guarantee, health, oath, promise, toast, undertaking, vow, warrant, word; concepts 71,278 Ant. break pledge [n2] sign of good faith bail, bond, collateral, deposit, earnest, gage, guarantee,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Pledge — [plɛdʒ] das; <aus gleichbed. engl. pledge> (veraltet) Handgeld, Unterpfand …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 10 pledge — ► NOUN 1) a solemn promise or undertaking. 2) Law a thing that is given as security for the fulfilment of a contract or the payment of a debt and is liable to forfeiture in the event of failure. 3) (the pledge) a solemn undertaking to abstain… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Pledge — (engl., spr. pledsch), Pfand; Gelübde bei Aufnahme in einen Mäßigkeits (Temperenz ) Verein …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 PLEDGE — The Concept In Jewish law, in addition to the personal right of action against the debtor, the creditor also has a right of lien on   the latter s property. This lien automatically comes into being when the debt is created and is termed aḥarayut… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 13 pledge — ▪ I. pledge pledge 1 [pledʒ] noun [countable] 1. JOURNALISM a formal, usually public, promise that you will do something: • the President s pledge to make employment his priority 2. LAW …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 pledge — I n. 1) to make, take a pledge 2) to give smb. one s pledge 3) to honor, redeem one s pledge 4) a solemn pledge 5) a campaign pledge 6) a pledge to + inf. (she made a solemn pledge to contribute fifty pounds) 7) a pledge that + clause (he took a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 pledge — pledge1 [pledʒ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(promise)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(something valuable)¦ 4¦(us colleges)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: plege, from Late Latin plebium, from plebere to pledge ] 1.) ¦(PROMISE)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 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

  • 17 pledge — I UK [pledʒ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms pledge : present tense I/you/we/they pledge he/she/it pledges present participle pledging past tense pledged past participle pledged 1) a) mainly journalism to promise seriously and publicly to do… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 Pledge — A pledge is an oath. It may also refer to: *a prospective member of a college fraternity or sorority * a toast during the act of drinking in honor of someone * a warrant or assurance, now used especially in fundraising for charitable purposes *… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 pledge — pledge1 [ pledʒ ] verb ** 1. ) transitive MAINLY JOURNALISM to promise seriously and publicly to do something: PROMISE: pledge support: Britain, France, and Germany were among the countries pledging their support. pledge to do something: He has… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 pledge — 1 noun (C) 1 PROMISE formal a firm promise or agreement, especially one made publicly or officially: Industrial conflicts continued in spite of a no strike pledge by the unions. | a pledge to do sth: the government s pledge to make no deals with… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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