From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Record \Re*cord"\ (r?*k?rd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recorded; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Recording.] [OE. recorden to repeat, remind,
   F. recorder, fr. L. recordari to remember; pref. re- re- +
   cor, cordis, the heart or mind. See Cordial, Heart.]
   1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
      [Obs.] "I it you record." --Chaucer.
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   2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. [Obs.]
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            They longed to see the day, to hear the lark
            Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest.
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   3. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to
      printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to
      write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose
      of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to
      enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to
      record historical events.
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            Those things that are recorded of him . . . are
            written in the chronicles of the kings. --1 Esd. i.
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   To record a deed, mortgage, lease, etc., to have a copy
      of the same entered in the records of the office
      designated by law, for the information of the public.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mortgage \Mort"gage\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mortgaged; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Mortgaging.]
   1. (Law) To grant or convey, as property, for the security of
      a debt, or other engagement, upon a condition that if the
      debt or engagement shall be discharged according to the
      contract, the conveyance shall be void, otherwise to
      become absolute, subject, however, to the right of
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   2. Hence: To pledge, either literally or figuratively; to
      make subject to a claim or obligation.
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            Mortgaging their lives to covetise.   --Spenser.
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            I myself an mortgaged to thy will.    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mortgage \Mort"gage\ (m[^o]r"g[asl]j; 48), n. [F. mort-gage;
   mort dead (L. mortuus) + gage pledge. See Mortal, and
   1. (Law) A conveyance of property, upon condition, as
      security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a
      duty, and to become void upon payment or performance
      according to the stipulated terms; also, the written
      instrument by which the conveyance is made.
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   Note: It was called a mortgage (or dead pledge) because,
         whatever profit it might yield, it did not thereby
         redeem itself, but became lost or dead to the mortgager
         upon breach of the condition. But in equity a right of
         redemption is an inseparable incident of a mortgage
         until the mortgager is debarred by his own laches, or
         by judicial decree. --Cowell. --Kent.
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   2. State of being pledged; as, lands given in mortgage.
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   Chattel mortgage. See under Chattel.

   To foreclose a mortgage. See under Foreclose.

   Mortgage deed (Law), a deed given by way of mortgage.
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