Variant of amortize
- to put money aside at intervals, as in a sinking fund, for gradual payment of (a debt, etc.) either at or before maturity
- Accounting to write off (expenditures) by prorating over a fixed period
- Law to reduce, transfer, or sell (property) in mortmain
Origin: Middle English amortisen ; from extended stem of Old French amortir, to extinguish, sell inch(es) mortmain (; from Midieval Latin amortire); or ; from Midieval Latin amortizare; both Midieval Latin forms ; from Classical Latin ad, to plush mors, death: see mortal
- amortizable adjective
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