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mortgage

mort·gage

mortgage

 
 
pronunciation:
mor gihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a written agreement by which a lender holds a claim to property until a debt is repaid.
They needed to obtain a mortgage from the bank in order to purchase the house.
similar words:
bond, contract, warrant
definition 2: the claim or obligation thus documented.
similar words:
assurance, collateral, encumbrance, guarantee, lien, pledge, surety, warrant
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mortgaged, mortgages, mortgaging
definition: to transfer a claim to (property) with a mortgage agreement; pledge.
synonyms:
pledge
similar words:
hock, pawn, stake
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