antiforeclosure

foreclosure

[fawr-kloh-zher, fohr-]
noun Law.
the act of foreclosing a mortgage or pledge.

Origin:
1720–30; foreclose + -ure

antiforeclosure, noun, adjective
nonforeclosure, noun
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foreclosure
1728, from foreclose + -ure.
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foreclosure definition


A proceeding in which the financer of a mortgage seeks to regain property because the borrower has defaulted on payments.

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