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Private Mortgage Insurance
private mortgage insurance n
: insurance that a lender may require a borrower to purchase to cover losses in the event of default of a residential loan esp. when the borrower is giving the lender a mortgage on property in which the borrower has less than 20 percent equity
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.