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first mortgage

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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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

first mortgage

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