mortuum vadium

noun
mor·​tu·​um va·​di·​um | \ˈmȯrchəwəmˈvādēəm\

Definition of mortuum vadium 

: a mortgage agreement in early English law that gave possession of the mortgaged land and the use of its rents and profits to the mortgagee until such time as the mortgage was paid — compare vivum vadium

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History and Etymology for mortuum vadium

Medieval Latin, literally, dead pledge

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