Foreclose

Definition of Foreclose

Fore`close´
v. t.1.To shut up or out; to preclude; to stop; to prevent; to bar; to exclude.
[imp. & p. p. Foreclosed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Foreclosing .]
The embargo with Spain foreclosed this trade.
- Carew.
To foreclose a mortgager
(Law) to cut him off by a judgment of court from the power of redeeming the mortgaged premises, termed his equity of redemption.
To foreclose a mortgage
not technically correct, but often used to signify) the obtaining a judgment for the payment of an overdue mortgage, and the exposure of the mortgaged property to sale to meet the mortgage debt.
- Wharton.

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