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 hypothecary action, which see.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat In the civil law. An hypothecary action; an action for the enforcement of an hypothec a, or right of mortgage; or to obtain the surrender of the thing mortgaged. Inst. 4, 6, 7; Mackeld. Rom. Law, ยง 356. Adopted in the Civil Code of Louisiana, under the name of 'Taction hypothecarie," (translated, "action of mortgage.") Article 3361.