[gran-ter, grahn-, gran-tawr, grahn-]
- a person or organization that makes a grant.
Origin of grantor
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Examples from the Web for grantor
He speaks of the benefit of joinder as derived from the persona of the grantor.
The assign could vouch the first grantor only on the principles of succession.
Hence he could only summon those from whom his grantor derived his title.
When the grantor conveyed, he stated in the deed that he was single.Commercial Law
Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
The grantor covenants that he is lawfully seized of the estate.
- law a person who makes a grant
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Word Origin and History for grantor
1620s, from Anglo-French grantor, agent noun from granter (see grant). Native form granter (n.) is attested from c.1400.
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