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Foreclose

foreclose vb

[Anglo-French forclos , past participle of foreclore to preclude, prevent, from fors outside + clore to close]
vt
: to subject to foreclosure proceedings
vi
: to foreclose a mortgage or other security interest compare repossess , seize


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.