- To liquidate (a debt, such as a mortgage) by installment payments or payment into a sinking fund.
- To write off an expenditure for (an asset, especially an intangible one, such as a patent) by prorating over a certain period, usually the expected duration of the asset's benefit.
- . To make dead; deaden; destroy.
- In <em>law</em>, to alienate in mortmain, that is, to convey to a corporation, sole or aggregate, ecclesiastical or temporal, and their successors. See <internalXref urlencoded="mortmain">mortmain</internalXref>.
- To extinguish, as a debt, by means of a sinking-fund.
- To droop; hang as dead.
- To make as if dead; to destroy.
- To alienate in mortmain, that is, to convey to a corporation. See <er>Mortmain</er>.
- To clear off or extinguish, as a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund.
- To <xref>alienate</xref> (property) in <xref>mortmain</xref>.
- To wipe out (a debt, liability etc.) <xref>gradually</xref> or in <xref>installments</xref>.
- liquidate gradually