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mortgage
used in Middlemarch

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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)
  • Whether it's mortgage or purchase they're going for, I can't tell yet."
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (83% in)
  • "So, sir, you've been paying ten per cent for money which you've promised to pay off by mortgaging my land when I'm dead and gone, eh?
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (90% in)

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