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HYPOTHEC Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Scotland, the terra “hypothec” is used to signify the landlord’s rightwhich, independently of any stipulation, he has over the crop and stocking of histenant. It gives a security to the landlord over the crop of each year for the rent ofthat year, and over the cattle and stocking on the farm for the current year’s rent,which last continues for three months after the last conventional term for the paymentof the rent Bell.


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