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mortgage
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
a real estate loan; or to offer real estate as collateral for a loan

(collateral is something that has to be given to the lender if the loan isn't paid as agreed)
  • The Methodists were trying to pay off their church mortgage, and had challenged the Baptists to a game of touch football.
    p. 121.9
mortgage = real estate loan
  • The acres not entailed were mortgaged to the hilt, and the little cash he made went to interest.
    p. 27.9
mortgaged = put up as collateral for a loan
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