To foreclose a mortgager
Foreclose Fore*close", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreclosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreclosing}.] [F. forclos, p. p. of forclore to exclude; OF. fors, F. hors, except, outside (fr. L. foris outside) + F. clore to close. See {Foreign}, and {Close}, v. t.] To shut up or out; to preclude; to stop; to prevent; to bar; to exclude. [1913 Webster]

The embargo with Spain foreclosed this trade. --Carew. [1913 Webster]

{To foreclose a mortgager} (Law), to cut him off by a judgment of court from the power of redeeming the mortgaged premises, termed his equity of redemption.

{To foreclose a mortgage}, (not technically correct, but often used to signify) the obtaining a judgment for the payment of an overdue mortgage, and the exposure of the mortgaged property to sale to meet the mortgage debt. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]


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  • To foreclose a mortgage — Foreclose Fore*close , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreclosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreclosing}.] [F. forclos, p. p. of forclore to exclude; OF. fors, F. hors, except, outside (fr. L. foris outside) + F. clore to close. See {Foreign}, and {Close}, v. t.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To foreclose a mortgage — Mortgage Mort gage (m[^o]r g[asl]j; 48), n. [F. mort gage; mort dead (L. mortuus) + gage pledge. See {Mortal}, and {Gage}.] 1. (Law) A conveyance of property, upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a duty, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foreclose — Fore*close , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreclosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreclosing}.] [F. forclos, p. p. of forclore to exclude; OF. fors, F. hors, except, outside (fr. L. foris outside) + F. clore to close. See {Foreign}, and {Close}, v. t.] To shut up …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foreclose — v. take away the right of a mortgager to redeem his property; hinder; prevent; shut out, exclude; close or settle beforehand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Foreclosed — Foreclose Fore*close , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreclosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreclosing}.] [F. forclos, p. p. of forclore to exclude; OF. fors, F. hors, except, outside (fr. L. foris outside) + F. clore to close. See {Foreign}, and {Close}, v. t.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foreclosing — Foreclose Fore*close , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreclosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreclosing}.] [F. forclos, p. p. of forclore to exclude; OF. fors, F. hors, except, outside (fr. L. foris outside) + F. clore to close. See {Foreign}, and {Close}, v. t.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chattel mortgage — Mortgage Mort gage (m[^o]r g[asl]j; 48), n. [F. mort gage; mort dead (L. mortuus) + gage pledge. See {Mortal}, and {Gage}.] 1. (Law) A conveyance of property, upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a duty, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mortgage — Mort gage (m[^o]r g[asl]j; 48), n. [F. mort gage; mort dead (L. mortuus) + gage pledge. See {Mortal}, and {Gage}.] 1. (Law) A conveyance of property, upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a duty, and to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mortgage deed — Mortgage Mort gage (m[^o]r g[asl]j; 48), n. [F. mort gage; mort dead (L. mortuus) + gage pledge. See {Mortal}, and {Gage}.] 1. (Law) A conveyance of property, upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a duty, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fore|close — «fr KLOHZ, fohr », verb, closed, clos|ing. –v.t. 1. to shut out; prevent; exclude: »to foreclose objections. The club voted to foreclose further discussion of the subject. SYNONYM(S): bar …   Useful english dictionary

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