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quitclaim deed

noun, Law.
a deed that conveys to the grantee only such interests in property as the grantor may have, the grantee assuming responsibility for any claims brought against the property.
Compare warranty deed.
Origin of quitclaim deed
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mrs. Wittleworth signed the quitclaim deed, and took the check.

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  • It was true he had the quitclaim deed of the contingent heir, but this did not seem to be of much value under the circumstances.

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  • "The consideration mentioned in the quitclaim deed, Ellen, was ten thousand dollars," continued the great man.

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  • The quitclaim deed, he declared, was only to save himself from being annoyed by Fitz and his father.

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  • McReady, as he took the quitclaim deed, gripped Motor Matt's hand.

  • You will have to sign a quitclaim deed, though, so as to clear up the title.

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