Mort"gage*or, Mort"ga*gor (?), n. Law

One who gives a mortgage.

⇒ The letter e is required analogically after the second g in order to soften it; but the spelling mortgagor is in fact the prevailing form. When the word is contradistinguished from mortgagee it is accented on the last syllable ().

 

© Webster 1913.

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