(עָרִב, arab', Ne 5:3, to pawn anything), a lien upon real estate for debt (Gesenius reads the passage, "we must pawn our houses"); in 1Sa 17:18 rendered " pledge," and in Pr 17:18 " surety," whence עָרָבוֹן, arabon, "anything given as a pledge or promise" (Ge 38:17-18,20). Gesenius thinks the word was probably introduced as a commercial term, from the Hebrew or Phoenician language, into the Greek and Latin, as ἀῤῥαβών, and arrhabo, in the signification of earnest, or purchase-money. SEE LOAN.

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Definition of mortgage

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