What’s a death pledge?

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What’s a death pledge?

One explanation is that the debt dies or becomes void when you pay off the pledge – i.e. the loan you “pledged” to repay. You pay off your mortgage and the debt dies. The other explanation is that the property on which you’ve put the mortgage is lost or dies if you fail to repay the loan.

Q. Does mortgage mean death contract?

The word mortgage is a French Law term meaning “death contract”, meaning that the pledge ends (dies) when either the obligation is fulfilled or the property is taken through foreclosure. …

Q. What is the root word of the word mortgage?

From where did the word “mortgage” come? The word comes from Old French morgage, literally “dead pledge,” from mort (dead) and gage (pledge). According to the online etymology dictionary, it is so called because the deal dies when the debt is paid or when payment fails.

Q. Why is a mortgage referred to as a death pledge?

mortgage (n.) late 14c., from Old French morgage, literally “dead pledge,” from mort “dead” + gage “pledge.” So called because the deal dies when the debt is paid or when payment fails. So called because the deal dies either when the debt is paid or when payment fails.

Q. What do the French call a mortgage?

[ˈmɔːʳɡɪdʒ ] (= loan) emprunt m immobilier.

Q. What is a synonym for mortgage?

synonyms for mortgage

  • contract.
  • debt.
  • deed.
  • pledge.
  • title.
  • homeowner’s loan.

    Q. Why is the T silent in mortgage?

    Very few words in the English language contain the consonant cluster –rtg-, and in only one of those words (and its derivatives) is the t silent: mortgage. Gage is a Middle English word meaning “pledge,” and especially a pledge to do battle.

    Q. Where does the word mortgage come from and what does it mean?

    Mortgage. “Word nerds will notice an eerie root word in ‘mortgage’ — ‘mort,’ or ‘death,’” Weller writes. ” The term comes from Old French, and Latin before that, to literally mean ‘death pledge.’” That may seem a little severe.

    Q. Where does the Latin word mort-gage come from?

    MORTGAGE = DEATH PLEDGE: Latin words Mort-Gage Literally Translated Mort Means (Death) Gage Means (Pledge) “Debt Slavery=Human Mortgages=Debt Till Death! Time To Re-Think America!”. The word “mortgage” comes from the French “mort-gage”, literally death-pledge. The French peasants were working until they died for the privilege of owning a house.

    Q. Where does the word mort come from in English?

    Old French mort is from Vulgar Latin *mortus “dead,” from Latin mortuus, past participle of mori “to die” (from PIE root *mer- “to rub away, harm,” also “to die” and forming words referring to death and to beings subject to death). The -t- was restored in Modern English based on Latin.

    Q. What’s the difference between a mortgage and a living pledge?

    At that time most pledges or loans were what was known as “Living Pledges” which were just that pledges of possessions while one was living until the debt was paid. By contrast the word “Mortgage” is the opposite of the Living Pledge . It is a compound word from the Latin words Mort-Gage.

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