- the act of foreclosing a mortgage or pledge.
Origin of foreclosure
Examples from the Web for foreclosure
The house fell into tax delinquency that same year and was flagged for foreclosure this May.Cleveland Wants to Burn Down Ariel Castro’s House. Should It Be?
May 13, 2013
D.C. has effectively had a foreclosure moratorium since 2010, which has made inventory very tight.What the Hell is Happening in D.C.?
December 21, 2012
By the time the V.A. reversed itself, the family home was in foreclosure.Number of Veterans Who Die Waiting for Benefits Claims Skyrockets
December 20, 2012
Foreclosure starts, according to the report, were at their lowest level since 2007.
Five states—Florida, California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois—make up more than half of the loans in foreclosure.
First suffering, then mortgage, then foreclosure and eviction, he prophesied.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
All the surer, from a condition in that particular deed: Foreclosure, without time.The Death Shot
I took over Abdullahs factory on foreclosure and added it to my own.The Mercy of Allah
He said something about a foreclosure, too, and he said that meant I was to lose my place.Captain Pott's Minister
Francis L. Cooper
Ultimately this deposit passed to the trust by foreclosure of the $10,000 mortgage.Behind the Mirrors
Clinton W. Gilbert
Word Origin and History for foreclosure
A proceeding in which the financer of a mortgage seeks to regain property because the borrower has defaulted on payments.