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title deed

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noun
  1. a deed or document containing or constituting evidence of ownership.

Origin of title deed

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for title deed

Historical Examples

  • It is of no use to possess the title-deed if one does not visit one's estate.

    Joyous Gard

    Arthur Christopher Benson

  • Money is, therefore, correspondent in its nature to the title-deed of an estate.

  • It is a title-deed to an inheritance, the inheritance of the saints in light.

  • That little paper which he guards so carefully is the title-deed.

    Daisy's Necklace

    Thomas Bailey Aldrich

  • Then what sending for the wise men who professed to explain the title-deed!


British Dictionary definitions for title deed

title deed

noun
  1. a deed or document evidencing a person's legal right or title to property, esp real property
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