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  1. a person who mortgages property.
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Origin of mortgagor

First recorded in 1575–85; mortgage + -or2
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Related Words for mortgagor

defaulter, borrower, account, bankrupt, deadbeat, risk, welsher, mortgagor

Examples from the Web for mortgagor

Historical Examples of mortgagor

  • It is usual for the mortgagor to insure the property for the benefit of the mortgagee.

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  • The mortgagor may, subject to the mortgage, lease, sell or devise it.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

  • Does a mortgagor retain an interest which he may dispose of?

  • The borrower is called the mortgagor, the lender the mortgagee.

  • And the principal cause will be that the mortgagor has discovered that he has no equity in the property.

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British Dictionary definitions for mortgagor



  1. property law a person who borrows money by mortgaging his property to the lender as security
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Word Origin and History for mortgagor


1580s, agent noun in Latin form from mortgage (v.). Native form mortgager attested from 1630s.

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