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  1. a conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A conveyance of property, upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a duty, and to become void upon payment or performance according to the stipulated terms; also, the written instrument by which the conveyance is made. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. State of being pledged; as, lands given in mortgage. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To grant or convey, as property, for the security of a debt, or other engagement, upon a condition that if the debt or engagement shall be discharged according to the contract, the conveyance shall be void, otherwise to become absolute, subject, however, to the right of redemption. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Hence: To pledge, either literally or figuratively; to make subject to a claim or obligation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A loan in which the borrower puts up the title to real estate as security (collateral) for a loan. If the borrower doesn't pay back the debt on time, the lender can foreclose on the real estate and have it sold to pay off the loan.
  7. A giving over of property, as security for the payment of a debt, to become void when the debt is paid; as, a mortgage on a house; the legal paper making such a pledge of property. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To make over (property, etc.), as security to one to whom a debt is owed; to pledge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A conveyance of property, as security for a debt, which is lost or becomes dead to the debtor if the money is not paid on a certain day: the state of being pledged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To pledge, as security for a debt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. MORTGAGER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Pledge of property as security for a debt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To pledge by mortgage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To make over (property) by mortgage; pledge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A pledge of property as security for a loan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The temporary grant or pledge of an estate as security for the payment of a debt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To grant an estate in fee as security for money lent, and contracted to be paid at a certain time; to pledge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The grant of lands or houses to a creditor in security for the repayment of his money, with the condition that in case of non-payment at a certain time the estate becomes dead-that is, passes wholly into the hands of the creditor; state of being pledged. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. To convey or make over, as property to a creditor in security for a debt; to pledge; to put to pledge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Mors omnia solvit. Death dissolves all things. Jenk. Cent p. 160, case 2. Applied to the case of the death of a party to an action. thelawdictionary.org
  21. mor'g[=a]j, n. a conditional conveyance of or lien upon land or other property as security for the performance of some condition, as the payment of money, becoming void on the performance of the condition: the act of conveying, or the deed effecting it.--v.t. to pledge as security for a debt.--ns. MORTGAGEE', one to whom a mortgage is made or given; MORT'GAGER. [O. Fr., mort, dead, gage, a pledge.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Conveyance of property by debtor (mortgagor) to creditor (mortgagee) as security for debt, with proviso that it shall be reconveyed on payment of debt within certain period; deed effecting this. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Make over (property) by mortgage; pledge (oneself, one\'s powers &c., to object &c.). Hence mortgagee, mortgagor nn. (see prec.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. [Fr.] In Law, an absolute conveyance of an estate from the borrower to the lender, with the condition that, if the loan be repaid within a stipulated time, the estate shall be reconveyed. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [French] A conveyance of an estate in fee, granted in security of money borrowed, but redeemable on conditions of repayment within a certain time;- a pledge or pawn of goods or chattels as security for a debt;- the state of being under pledge or security. Cabinet Dictionary

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