Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A security issued by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and secured by a pool of conventional home mortgages.

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  • proper n. Widely-used nickname for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), a private, stockholder-owned corporation sponsored by the US government, established in 1968 to provide market competition for the Federal National Mortgage Association.

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

  • n. a corporation authorized by Congress to provide a secondary market for residential mortgages

Etymologies

Alteration of Fed(eral Home Loan) M(ortgage) C(ompany).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Another former chief who kept a directorship is Richard Syron , ousted as head of Freddie Mac in 2008 when the U.S. government seized the mortgage giant.

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