propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
One who has been accepted as a probationary member of a Fraternity After a period of education about the Fraternity and fulfilling specified requirements, he may be initiated and become a Brother
If you pledge a sum of money to an organization or activity, you promise to pay that amount of money to it at a particular time or over a particular period. The French President is pledging $150 million in French aid next year Pledge is also a noun. a pledge of forty two million dollars a month
To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self
If you pledge something such as a valuable possession or a sum of money, you leave it with someone as a guarantee that you will repay money that you have borrowed. He asked her to pledge the house as security for a loan
When someone makes a pledge, they make a serious promise that they will do something. The meeting ended with a pledge to step up cooperation between the six states of the region. a £1.1m pledge of support from the Spanish ministry of culture. = promise
A person who has accepted a bid to join a fraternity or sorority chapter but has not yet been initiated Also see Associate Member
An understanding arrived at the Paris Consortium Meeting, Whereby donors indicate that they will provide a certain amount of resources to recipient country during a given period This is not a firm commitment and there is no legal obligation
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
A signed and dated legal commitment to make a gift over a specified period, payable according to terms set by the donor
A bailment or delivery of property to a creditor to secure a debt Also, a recorded security interest in a chattel
The transfer of property, such as securities, to a creditor (or lender) as collateral for an obligation--such as securities bought on margin or a bank loan "Assign" differs from pledge (or hypothecate) as an assignment involves a transfer of title, whereas pledging does not
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"
The depositing of personal property by a debtor with a creditor as security for a debt arrangement
The depositing of personal property by a debtor with a creditor as security for a debt or obligation
A promise to make future contributions to an organization For example, some donors make multi-year pledges promising to grant a specific amount of money each year Topic areas: Fundraising and Financial Sustainability
A promise or agreement by which one binds one's self to do, or to refrain from doing, something; especially, a solemn promise in writing to refrain from using intoxicating liquors or the like; as, to sign the pledge; the mayor had made no pledges
To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor
A promise to make future contributions to an organization For example, some donors make multiyear pledges promising to grant a specific amount of money each year
When someone pledges to do something, they promise in a serious way to do it. When they pledge something, they promise to give it. Mr Dudley has pledged to give any award to charity Philip pledges support and offers to help in any way that he can I pledge that by next year we will have the problem solved
a young man or woman preparing to become an initiated member of a fraternity or sorority
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
a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge"
The posting of property, such as the cash value of a life insurance policy, to a creditor as security for a debt The pledge is valid only as long as the creditor has possession of the property
If you pledge yourself to something, you commit yourself to following a particular course of action or to supporting a particular person, group, or idea. The President pledged himself to increase taxes for the rich but not the middle classes The treaties renounce the use of force and pledge the two countries to co-operation. = commit
Though a cash gift, a pledge to make a gift may not be deducted until the year in which actual payment is made Multi-year pledges allow you to spread your gift payments out over a period of time
a speech that US citizens learn, which is a promise to respect the US and be loyal to it. In schools children usually say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, while looking at the national flag and putting their right hand over their heart: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all
A type of loan or loan condition in which the borrower agrees with the lender not to allow any other lender or creditor to rank ahead for payment in the event of a liquidation. Such a loan is unsecured (ie. not backed by a charge over specific assets). Hailed as a great innovation when developed in the 1970s, but by the end of the 1980s had become a dirty word
[ 'plej ] (noun.) 14th century. From Middle English plege from Anglo-Norman plege from Old French plege (Modern French pleige) from Medieval Latin plevium, plebium from Medieval Latin plebire "to pledge", of Germanic origin, from Frankish *plegan (“to pledge, support, guarantee”) from Proto-Germanic *plegō (“responsibility, habit”) from Proto-Indo-European *dlegh-. Akin to Old High German pflegan (“to take care of, be accustomed to”), Old Saxon plegan (“to vouch for”), Old English plēon (“to risk, endanger”). More at plight.
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