Definition of title deed in US English:

title deed

noun

  • A legal deed or document constituting evidence of a right, especially to ownership of property.

    • ‘Merely making such a confession presupposes that a title deed has been duly authenticated, so that one can adamantly continue to invoke it in defending one's property.’
    • ‘This agreement binds both parties to purchase/sell the property under the terms and conditions agreed, subject to clear title deed determined by the notary public.’
    • ‘The purchaser gets a title deed, a framed Moon picture and a Moon Constitution to inform him of his rights and obligations,’ he explained.’
    • ‘Every title deed should be documented as per this index only.’
    • ‘In the near future all clubs will have to produce a title deed or a lease for up to five years on a ground, or they face being turfed out.’
    • ‘A condition of such a title deed should stipulate that, should a situation arise where a bank has to foreclose, the traditional authority should have the first option to buy the enterprise and pay the debt.’
    • ‘She explained that, after her husband had died, despite marriage to a woman with sons and the title deed, the struggle had been constant.’
    • ‘New cars depreciate 15% the moment you sign the title deed; older cars depreciate more slowly, but they are definitely a net-negative investment proposition.’
    • ‘Records of the time show that the Nayaks and the British signed the title deed on July 22, 1639.’
    • ‘The title deed to the whole mountain is held in trust to the bank in Turkey.’
    • ‘The case is still being decided to rescind the title deed under Article 61 of the Land Law.’
    • ‘The way is open to draft a title deed claiming possession and to submit it for recording with the Register of Sasines in Edinburgh.’
    • ‘The settlement package will see the restoration of a community title deed to the originally dispossessed community.’
    • ‘The law mandates that civil actions, for example, the transfer of a title deed, be carried out on our behalf by attorneys at law.’
    • ‘That is what surveyors understand by ‘mean high-water mark’ shown on a title deed.’
    • ‘Four years ago I had given my house title deed to a hotelier as a collateral in order that he acquires a loan which he needed.’
    • ‘Later on you find the title deed to a brothel, and are forced to agonise over whether to take over running the place, or to convert it into a women's refuge.’
    • ‘Having been in existence for such a long time, the residents say the best the Government should do is to provide the area with the title deed instead of the council thinking of evicting them.’
    • ‘In 1984, by accident, he found a title deed in the archive of a trade association.’
    • ‘The search will verify that there are no changes, other than those outlined in the title deed, such as conveyance, mortgage, lease or foreclosure.’
    legal document, contract, legal agreement, indenture, instrument
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Pronunciation

title deed

/ˈtaɪdl ˌdid//ˈtīdl ˌdēd/