first mortgage


noun

a mortgage having priority over other mortgages on property.

Origin of first mortgage

First recorded in 1850–55

Related forms

first-mort·gage, adjective
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first mortgage


noun

a mortgage that has priority over other mortgages on the same property, except for taxation and other statutory liabilities
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