From Latin pignoratio, pigneratio, from pignerate (to pledge), from pignus, genitive pignous and pigneris (a pledge, a pawn). Compare French pignoration.


pignoration (countable and uncountable, plural pignorations)

  1. The act of pledging or pawning.
  2. (law) The taking of cattle doing damage, by way of pledge, until compensation is made.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pignoration in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)