wadset

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wedsetten, equivalent to wed(pledge) +‎ set. Wad is a Scottish form of wed.

NounEdit

wadset ‎(plural wadsets)

  1. (obsolete, Scotland) The conveyance of land in pledge for a debt; a mortgage.
    • 1829, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, Introduction to the 1829 edition,[1]
      It was at this time that Rob Roy acquired an interest by purchase, wadset, or otherwise, to the property of Craig Royston already mentioned.

VerbEdit

wadset ‎(third-person singular simple present wadsets, present participle wadsetting, simple past and past participle wadsetted)

  1. (obsolete, Scotland) To mortgage land.

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