Mortgage

Mort"gage

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mortgaged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mortgaging (?).] 1. (Law) 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.
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2. Hence: To pledge, either literally or figuratively; to make subject to a claim or obligation.
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Mortgaging their lives to covetise.
Spenser.
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I myself an mortgaged to thy will.
Shak.
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