a mortgage having priority over other mortgages on property.
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Origin of first mortgage
First recorded in 1850–55
Related formsfirst-mort·gage, adjective
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The bid at the sale covered the first-mortgage lien and the entire mortgage claim of the Government, principal and interest.State of the Union Addresses of William McKinley|William McKinley
British Dictionary definitions for first mortgage
a mortgage that has priority over other mortgages on the same property, except for taxation and other statutory liabilities
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