mortgagor

or mort·gag·er

[mawr-guh-jer]

noun

a person who mortgages property.

Nearby words

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

Origin of mortgagor

First recorded in 1575–85; mortgage + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for mortgagor

mortgagor

mortgager

noun

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

mortgagor

n.

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

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