• 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
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