A*mor`ti*za"tion (#), n. [LL. amortisatio, admortizatio. See Amortize, and cf. Admortization.]

1. Law

The act or right of alienating lands to a corporation, which was considered formerly as transferring them to dead hands, or in mortmain.


The extinction of a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund; also, the money thus paid.



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