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mortgage

mortgage
(n.) A conveyance of property, upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a duty, and to become void upon payment or performance according to the stipulated terms; also, the written instrument by which the conveyance is made.
(n.) State of being pledged; as, lands given in mortgage.
(v. t.) 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 redemption.
(v. t.) Hence: To pledge, either literally or figuratively; to make subject to a claim or obligation.

mortmain

mortmain
(n.) Possession of lands or tenements in, or conveyance to, dead hands, or hands that cannot alienate.

mortuary

mortuary
(a.) A sort of ecclesiastical heriot, a customary gift claimed by, and due to, the minister of a parish on the death of a parishioner. It seems to have been originally a voluntary bequest or donation, intended to make amends for any failure in the payment of tithes of which the deceased had been guilty.
(a.) A burial place; a place for the dead.
(a.) A place for the reception of the dead before burial; a deadhouse; a morgue.
(a.) Of or pertaining to the dead; as, mortuary monuments.