mort·​gag·​ee | \ ˌmȯr-gi-ˈjē How to pronounce mortgagee (audio) \

Definition of mortgagee

: a person to whom property is mortgaged

Examples of mortgagee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kicker on the new loans will be an entirely new concept: Principal repayment is due only upon death of the mortgagee! Scott Burns, Dallas News, 31 Dec. 2020 Warren's plan also includes a suite of bankruptcy protections and pro-borrower policies, including allowing people to modify their mortgagees in bankruptcy. Zak Hudak, CBS News, 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of mortgagee

1584, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mortgagee was in 1584

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“Mortgagee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mortgagee

: a person or organization (such as a bank) that lends money to someone for buying property


mort·​gag·​ee | \ ˌmȯr-gi-ˈjē How to pronounce mortgagee (audio) \

Legal Definition of mortgagee

: a party (as a business or individual) to whom or in whose favor property is mortgaged


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