Definition of Foreclose

1. Verb. Keep from happening or arising; make impossible. "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"




2. Verb. Subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage.
Generic synonyms: Reclaim, Repossess
Derivative terms: Foreclosure

Definition of Foreclose

1. v. t. To shut up or out; to preclude; to stop; to prevent; to bar; to exclude.

Definition of Foreclose

1. Verb. to repossess a mortgaged property whose owner has failed to make the necessary payments ¹

2. Verb. to prevent from doing something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foreclose

1. [v -CLOSED, -CLOSING, -CLOSES]

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foreclose (current term)
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Literary usage of Foreclose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"509, 516, a proceeding by tare facias to foreclose a mortgage given to secure ... 877, much relied un by the appellee, was a suit to foreclose a mortgage ..."

2. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"MODIFYING CIRCUMSTANCES.33 "While the right to foreclose may be lost by ... The right to foreclose usually arises upon the breach of any one of the ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law and Practice of Foreclosing Mortgages on Real Property by Charles Hastings Wiltsie (1889)
"Form of assignment to enable assignee to foreclose. 77. ... Owner of one of several notes secured by a mortgage may foreclose. 85. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Mortgages of Real Property by Leonard Augustus Jones (1904)
"The bill must show that a right of action has accrued.188 The right of action to foreclose a mortgage, in general, accrues upon any breach of the condition. ..."

5. Rose's Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports (2 Dallas to 241 by Walter Malins Rose, Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court (1918)
"646, holding action to foreclose mortgage given to secure bonds of ... 181, holding, in suit to foreclose for default in payment of interest coupons, ..."

6. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1897)
"Charleston conducting the suit they were held to to foreclose a mortgage executed toa stead v. Elder, 5 NY 144; Pell z/. 1. Under the Indiana statute a suit ..."

7. Law of Real Property: Including, Also, General Rules of Law Relative to the by Charles Theodore Boone (1901)
"Writ of Entry to foreclose Mortgage. At common law, as between mortgagor and mortgagee, the latter has the legal estate and the right of possession even ..."

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