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[gran-ter, grahn-, gran-tawr, grahn-]
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  1. a person or organization that makes a grant.

Origin of grantor

From Anglo-French, dating back to 1620–30; see origin at grant, -or2
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Examples from the Web for grantor

Historical Examples

  • He speaks of the benefit of joinder as derived from the persona of the grantor.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • The assign could vouch the first grantor only on the principles of succession.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • Hence he could only summon those from whom his grantor derived his title.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for grantor


  1. 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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