What does the word mortgage mean?

Usage examples for mortgage

  1. When does the mortgage come due, father? – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  2. Since then, he has been paying off the mortgage that remained on the property, and but for the burning of his barn, might have prevented a result that has been so disastrous to himself. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  3. You see it isn't generally known that there is a mortgage on the Farwell place. – Pearl and Periwinkle by Anna Graetz