from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A security issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association and secured by a pool of federally insured and conventional mortgages.
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- proper n. Widely-used nickname for the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), a stockholder-owned corporation sponsored by the US government, established in 1938 and partially privatized in 1968.
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- n. a federally chartered corporation that purchases mortgages
Alteration of F(ederal) N(ational) M(ortgage) A(ssociation).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)