chain of title
In the law of real property, a series of documents recorded in the appropriate government repository which establish the passage of a parcel of property from owner to owner, ideally back to the first owner to reduce the property to private ownership.

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  • chain of title — chain of title: the succession of conveyances of the title to a particular item of real property (as a house) ◇ The chain of title is usually stated or shown in an abstract of title. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996.… …   Law dictionary

  • Chain of title — A chain of title is the sequence of historical transfers of title to a property. The chain runs from the present owner back to the original owner of the property. In situations where documentation of ownership is important, it is often necessary… …   Wikipedia

  • Chain of Title — Die Chain of title, auch Rechtekette genannt, ist ein Begriff aus dem Filmrecht und beschreibt den lückenlosen Nachweis des Erwerbs der Rechte für Musik, Roman, Drehbuch etc. zur Verwendung innerhalb eines Filmstücks. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chain of title — Another name for abstract of title. American Banker Glossary * * * chain of title ˌchain of ˈtitle noun chains of title PLURALFORM [countable usually singular] LAW PROPERTY the complete list of owners of a property over a period of time: • You… …   Financial and business terms

  • Chain Of Title — The official record of ownership of a property or asset. The chain of ownership gets its name from its sequential nature; a chain of title traces historical title transfers from the current owner back to the original owner. Due to their critical… …   Investment dictionary

  • Chain of title — Die Chain of title, auch Rechtekette genannt, ist ein Begriff aus dem Filmrecht und beschreibt den lückenlosen Nachweis des Erwerbs der Rechte für Musik, Roman, Drehbuch etc. zur Verwendung innerhalb eines Filmstücks. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chain of title — the succession of conveyances from some accepted starting point whereby the present holder of real property derives his title * * * chain of title, a history tracing the successive transfers of ownership of real estate …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain of title — Record of successive conveyances, or other forms of alienation, affecting a particular parcel of land, arranged consecutively, from the government or original source of title down to the present holder. See abstract of title …   Black's law dictionary

  • chain of title — Record of successive conveyances, or other forms of alienation, affecting a particular parcel of land, arranged consecutively, from the government or original source of title down to the present holder. See abstract of title …   Black's law dictionary

  • chain of title — The successive conveyances and devolutions of title, commencing with the patent from the government or some other source and ending with the conveyance or devolution to the person claiming title presently. Capper v Poulsen, 321 Ill 480, 482, 152… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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