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Mortgage

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
mortgage (noun)
1.
a conveyance of or lien against property (as for securing a loan) that becomes void upon payment or performance according to stipulated terms
2.
a) the instrument evidencing the mortgage
b) the state of the property so - mortgaged
c) the interest of the in such property - mortgagee
mortgage (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to grant or convey by a mortgage
2.
to subject to a claim or obligation - pledge
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
mortgage (verb)
to obligate by prior agreement
SYNONYMS:
commit, engage, mortgage, troth
RELATED WORDS:
affiance, betroth, plight, promise, swear, vow; contract, enlist, enroll ( enrol), sign on, sign up; overcommit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
renege
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