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amortisation | amortise | amortisement | amortizable | amortization | amortize | amortizement | amorwe | amos | amotion | amotus


Verb (transitive)


amortizev. t. [OE. amortisen, LL. amortisare, admortizare, F. amortir to sell in mortmain, to extinguish; L. ad + mors death. See Mortmain].
  •  To make as if dead; to destroy.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To alienate in mortmain, that is, to convey to a corporation. See Mortmain.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To clear off or extinguish, as a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund.  [1913 Webster]


amortize, v.tr. (also -ise) Commerce 1 gradually extinguish (a debt) by money regularly put aside.
2 gradually write off the initial cost of (assets).
3 transfer (land) to a corporation in mortmain.

amortization n.
ME f. OF amortir (stem amortiss-) ult. f. L ad to + mors mort- death



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