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mortgage. "A mortgage is a real right [droit r´┐Żel] over immovables [immeubles] encumbered for the performance of an obligation [obligation]", French Civil Code, art. 2114 (Quebec CC, art. 2660). A mortgage (i) "is, by nature, indivisible …

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