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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mortgage  \Mort"gage\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mortgaged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Mortgaging}.] 
  1.  (Law)  To  grant  or  convey,  as  property,  for  the  security  of 
  a  debt,  or  other  engagement,  upon  a  condition  that  if  the 
  debt  or  engagement  shall  be  discharged  according  to  the 
  contract,  the  conveyance  shall  be  void,  otherwise  to 
  become  absolute,  subject,  however,  to  the  right  of 
  2.  Hence:  To  pledge,  either  literally  or  figuratively;  to 
  make  subject  to  a  claim  or  obligation. 
  Mortgaging  their  lives  to  covetise.  --Spenser. 
  I  myself  an  mortgaged  to  thy  will  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  burdened  with  legal  or  financial  obligations;  "his  house, 
  his  business,  indeed,  his  whole  life  was  heavily 

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