mortgaged[ mawr-gij ]SEE DEFINITION OF mortgaged
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORTGAGED
That week he mortgaged our house on the Heights for five thousand dollars.
Hindscarth was mortgaged to the last ear of corn, and then it was the turn for Coledale.
Now it was mortgaged to the top of the manor-house aerial-mast.
Many farms were mortgaged, and now and then one was sold to satisfy creditors.
The property belongs nominally to us, but it is mortgaged to the full of its value.
He sold his land and mortgaged his house to the money-lenders.
It was he to whom Mark Nelson's farm was mortgaged for two thousand dollars.
You see, cotton is the only crop you can mortgage, so we grew cotton and mortgaged it.
Some are not sold outright, but are mortgaged to pay off a loan.
The farm was poor and was mortgaged, and empty-handed I turned away.
late 14c., morgage, "conveyance of property as security for a loan or agreement," from Old French morgage (13c.), mort gaige, literally "dead pledge" (replaced in modern Frech by hypothèque), from mort "dead" (see mortal (adj.)) + gage "pledge" (see wage (n.)). So called because the deal dies either when the debt is paid or when payment fails. Old French mort is from Vulgar Latin *mortus "dead," from Latin mortuus, past participle of mori "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). The -t- restored in English based on Latin.