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PAWNOR. One who, being liable to an engagement, gives to the person to whom he is liable, a thing to be held as a security for the payment of his debt or the fulfillment of his liability.
     2. The rights of the pawnor are to redeem the pledge, at any time before it is sold.
     3. His obligations are to warrant the title of the pledge, and to redeem it at the time agreed upon. See 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1045.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.