mortgagee

[ mawr-guh-jee ]
/ ˌmɔr gəˈdʒi /

noun

a person to whom property is mortgaged.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. mortar,
  2. mortarboard,
  3. mortgage,
  4. mortgage bond,
  5. mortgage rate,
  6. mortgagee clause,
  7. mortgagor,
  8. mortice,
  9. mortician,
  10. mortiferous

Origin of mortgagee

First recorded in 1575–85; mortgage + -ee

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British Dictionary definitions for mortgagee

mortgagee

/ (ˌmɔːɡɪˈdʒiː) /

noun law

the party to a mortgage who makes the loan
a person who holds mortgaged property as security for repayment of a loan
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Word Origin and History for mortgagee

mortgagee

n.

1580s, from mortgage (v.) + -ee.

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