abstract of title


noun Law.

an outline history of the title to a parcel of real estate, showing the original grant, subsequent conveyances, mortgages, etc.

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Also called brief of title.

Origin of abstract of title

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for abstract of title

abstract of title

noun

property law a summary of the ownership of land, showing the original grant, conveyances, and any incumbrances
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