Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A pledge; to pledge; to wage; to challenge.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    n. In old English law. A pawn or pledge; something deposited as security for the performance of some act or the payment of money, and to be forfeited on failure or non-performance. Glanv. lib. 10, c. 6; Britt, c. 27. A mortgage is a dead-gage or pledge; for, whatsoever profit it yields, it redeems not itself, unless the whole amount secured is paid at the appointed time. Cowell. In French law. The contract of pledge or pawn; also the article pawned.
    —Gage, estates in. Those held in vadio, or pledge. They are of two kinds:
    (1) Vivum vadium, or living pledge, or vifgage;
    (2) mortuum vadium, or dead pledge, better known as "mortgage."

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    v. In old English law. To pawn or pledge; to give as security for a payment or performance; to wage or wager.