Sentence Examples

  • In the 12th century it attained the rank of an imperial free town, but on being mortgaged in 1290 to Cleves it lost its privileges.
  • In 1375 the town was mortgaged to Bern, to which it was sold outright in 1384.
  • They cannot be sold or mortgaged entire; the law forbids the alienation for debt of a peasant's cottage, his garden or courtyard, his plough, his last six yutara 1 of land and the cattle necessary for working his farm.
  • Mortgaged this part of his colonial possessions, and it was the starting-point for many exploring and colonizing expeditions into the interior.
  • John of Brabant now mortgaged the two counties of Holland and Zeeland to Philip, who assumed their protectorate.

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