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(735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.

735 ILCS 5/15-1201

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1201) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1201)
    Sec. 15-1201. Agricultural Real Estate. "Agricultural real estate" means real estate which is used primarily (i) for the growing and harvesting of crops, (ii) for the feeding, breeding and management of livestock, (iii) for dairying, or (iv) for any other agricultural or horticultural use or combination thereof, including without limitation, aquaculture, silviculture, and any other activities customarily engaged in by persons engaged in the business of farming.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1202

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1202) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1202)
    Sec. 15-1202. Collateral Assignment of Beneficial Interest. "Collateral assignment of beneficial interest" means any pledge or assignment of the beneficial interest in a land trust to any person to secure a debt or other obligation.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1202.5

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1202.5)
    Sec. 15-1202.5. Dwelling unit. For the purposes of Sections 9-207.5, 15-1224, 15-1225, 15-1506, 15-1508, 15-1508.5, 15-1701, 15-1703, and 15-1704 only, "dwelling unit" means a room or suite of rooms providing complete, independent living facilities for at least one person, including permanent provisions for sanitation, cooking, eating, sleeping, and other activities routinely associated with daily life.
(Source: P.A. 97-575, eff. 8-26-11; 98-514, eff. 11-19-13.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1203

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1203) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1203)
    Sec. 15-1203. Foreclosure. "Foreclosure" means an action commenced under this Article and "to foreclose" means to terminate legal and equitable interests in real estate pursuant to a foreclosure.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1204

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1204) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1204)
    Sec. 15-1204. Guarantor. "Guarantor" means any person who has undertaken to pay any indebtedness or perform any obligation of a mortgagor under a mortgage or of any other person who owes payment or the performance of other obligations secured by the mortgage, which undertaking is made by a guaranty or surety agreement of any kind.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1205

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1205) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1205)
    Sec. 15-1205. Land Trust. "Land trust" means any trust arrangement under which the legal and equitable title to real estate is held by a trustee, the interest of the beneficiary of the trust is personal property and the beneficiary or any person designated in writing by the beneficiary has (i) the exclusive power to direct or control the trustee in dealing with the title to the trust property, (ii) the exclusive control of the management, operation, renting and selling of the trust property and (iii) the exclusive right to the earnings, avails and proceeds of the trust property.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1206

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1206) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1206)
    Sec. 15-1206. Mechanics' Lien. "Mechanics' lien" or "mechanics' lien claim" means a lien or claim arising under the Mechanics Lien Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1207

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1207) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1207)
    Sec. 15-1207. Mortgage. "Mortgage" means any consensual lien created by a written instrument which grants or retains an interest in real estate to secure a debt or other obligation. The term "mortgage" includes, without limitation:
    (a) mortgages securing "reverse mortgage" loans as authorized by subsection (a) of Section 5 of the Illinois Banking Act;
    (b) mortgages securing "revolving credit" loans as authorized by subsection (c) of Section 5 of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 1-6b of the Illinois Savings and Loan Act and Section 46 of the Illinois Credit Union Act;
    (c) every deed conveying real estate, although an absolute conveyance in its terms, which shall have been intended only as a security in the nature of a mortgage;
    (d) equitable mortgages; and
    (e) instruments which would have been deemed instruments in the nature of a mortgage prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 85-907.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1208

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1208) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1208)
    Sec. 15-1208. Mortgagee. "Mortgagee" means (i) the holder of an indebtedness or obligee of a non-monetary obligation secured by a mortgage or any person designated or authorized to act on behalf of such holder and (ii) any person claiming through a mortgagee as successor.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1209

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1209) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1209)
    Sec. 15-1209. Mortgagor. "Mortgagor" means (i) the person whose interest in the real estate is the subject of the mortgage and (ii) any person claiming through a mortgagor as successor. Where a mortgage is executed by a trustee of a land trust, the mortgagor is the trustee and not the beneficiary or beneficiaries.
(Source: P.A. 85-907.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1210

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1210) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1210)
    Sec. 15-1210. Nonrecord Claimant. "Nonrecord claimant" means any person (i) who has or claims to have an interest in mortgaged real estate, (ii) whose name or interest, at the time a notice of foreclosure is recorded in accordance with Section 15-1503, is not disclosed of record either (1) by means of a recorded notice or (2) by means of a proceeding which under the law as in effect at the time the foreclosure is commenced would afford constructive notice of the existence of such interest and (iii) whose interest falls in any of the following categories: (1) right of homestead, (2) judgment creditor, (3) beneficial interest under any trust other than the beneficial interest of a beneficiary of a trust in actual possession of all or part of the real estate or (4) mechanics' lien claim. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for the purpose of this Article no proceeding shall be deemed to constitute constructive notice of the interest of any nonrecord claimant in the mortgaged real estate unless in the proceeding there is a legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty. The classification of any person as a nonrecord claimant under the foregoing definition shall not be affected by any actual notice or knowledge of or attributable to the mortgagee.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1211

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1211) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1211)
    Sec. 15-1211. Notice of Foreclosure. "Notice of foreclosure" means the notice of a foreclosure which is made and recorded in accordance with Section 15-1503 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1212

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1212) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1212)
    Sec. 15-1212. Owner of Redemption. "Owner of redemption" means a mortgagor, or other owner or co-owner of the mortgaged real estate.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1213

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1213) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1213)
    Sec. 15-1213. Real Estate. "Real estate" means land or any estate or interest in, over or under land (including minerals, air rights, structures, fixtures and other things which by custom, usage or law pass with a conveyance of land though not described or mentioned in the contract of sale or instrument of conveyance). "Mortgaged real estate" means the real estate which is the subject of a mortgage. "Real estate" includes a manufactured home as defined in subdivision (53) of Section 9-102 of the Uniform Commercial Code that is real property as defined in the Conveyance and Encumbrance of Manufactured Homes as Real Property and Severance Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-749, eff. 7-16-14.)

735 ILCS 5/15-1214

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1214) (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1214)
    Sec. 15-1214. Real Estate Installment Contract. "Real estate installment contract" means any agreement or contract for a deed under which the purchase price is to be paid in installments with title to the real estate to be conveyed to the buyer upon payment of the purchase price or a specified portion thereof. For the purpose of this definition, an earnest money deposit shall not be considered an installment.
(Source: P.A. 84-1462.)