mort·​gag·​or | \ ˌmȯr-gi-ˈjȯr How to pronounce mortgagor (audio) \
variants: or less commonly mortgager \ ˈmȯr-​gi-​jər How to pronounce mortgagor (audio) \

Definition of mortgagor

: a person who mortgages property

Examples of mortgagor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anatoliy and Nataliya were listed in court records as mortgagors for a property that was part of a sheriff sale June 6, 2019. Anna Kim,, "Warrant issued for arrest of ex-husband of victim in Buffalo Grove double murders," 20 Nov. 2019 The less home price appreciation, the higher probability of default the mortgagor will have. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Colorado mortgage risk is rising as home values spike, report warns," 15 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of mortgagor

1543, in the meaning defined above

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“Mortgagor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mortgagor

law : a person who borrows money for buying property : a person who takes out a mortgage in order to buy property


mort·​gag·​or | \ ˌmȯr-gi-ˈjȯr How to pronounce mortgagor (audio) \

Legal Definition of mortgagor

: a person who mortgages property

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