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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a federally chartered corporation that purchases mortgages

Etymologies

Alteration of F(ederal) N(ational) M(ortgage) A(ssociation).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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