616. General principle as to enlargement of time.

Neither an order for foreclosure nisi, which directs foreclosure in the event of non-payment at a prescribed date1, nor an order for foreclosure absolute2, is conclusive as regards the mortgagor's right to redeem3. After an order for foreclosure nisi, whether or not followed by an order for foreclosure absolute, the mortgagor may apply for, and, in suitable circumstances and on certain conditions, obtain, an order enlarging the time for redemption4 and, if there has been foreclosure absolute, opening the foreclosure and giving a new right of redemption5; and the same results may follow from acts of the mortgagee.