pignus


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pignus

(ˈpɪɡnəs)
n
(Law) Roman law a contract or act of pawning or pledging something, esp property as security
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It embodies the triple time-sign of collective memory, in this case of Eucharistic remembrance: "O sacred banquet in which Christ is received: his suffering is remembered [past], [our] mind is filled with grace [present], and we receive a pledge of glory that is to be ours [future] (O sacrum convivium, in quo Christus sumitur, recolitur memoria passionis eius, mens impletur gratia, et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur).
Pignus pongola: Wesolowska & Haddad 2009: 73, figs 147-151.
The word pawn is derived from the Latin pignus, for pledge.