Amortise

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Etymology

Middle English amortisen (to kill, alienate in mortmain), from Anglo-Norman amorteser, alteration of amortir (Modern French: amortir), from Vulgar Latin admortire (to kill), from Latin ad- (to) + mort-, mors (death); literally “to put to death”.

Cognate to Italian ammortire, Romanian amorţi.

Verb

Amortise (third-person singular simple present Amortises, present participle amortising, simple past and past participle amortised)

  1. (transitive) To decrease an amount gradually or in installments, especially in order to write off an expenditure or liquidate a debt.
    He obtained a mortgage with the interest payments amortised over the life of the loan.

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et:amortise fr:amortise io:amortise sv:amortise vi:amortise

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