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Pledge 1Definition: The transfer of possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between the debtor and creditor by a thing being so delivered or deposited, forming a species of bailment; also, that which is so delivered or deposited; something put in pawn.
Pledge 2Definition: A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage.
Pledge 3Definition: A hypothecation without transfer of possession.
Pledge 4Definition: Anything given or considered as a security for the performance of an act; a guarantee; as, mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of treaties.
Pledge 5Definition: To secure performance of, as by a pledge.
Pledge 6Definition: To invite another to drink, by drinking of the cup first, and then handing it to him, as a pledge of good will; hence, to drink the health of; to toast.
pledge 7Definition: a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
pledge 8Definition: a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
pledge 9Definition: someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
pledge 10Definition: a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge"
pledge 11Definition: promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that will honor my wife"
pledge 12Definition: bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence"
pledge 13Definition: give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor"
pledge 14Definition: propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday
girl!"; "Let''s drink to the New Year"
pledge 15Definition: pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular
intervals; "I pledged a month to my favorite radio station"