after-acquired title
n.
A doctrine providing that if someone sells property he or she does not own but then acquires the title to it, the buyer receives the good title.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


after-acquired title
Title to property acquired by someone after that person has purportedly transferred the property to someone else. As soon as the seller actually acquires title, it passes to the person to whom it was sold. For example, John signs, acknowledges, and records a deed of his late father's ranch to Sam, even though John has not yet received title from his father's estate. When John gets the title from his father's estate and records it, the after-acquired title goes automatically to Sam.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


after-acquired title
n. The title acquired by a buyer, who previously purchased property while unaware that the seller did not have complete title to it, after the seller, unbeknownst to the buyer, later acquires complete title to the property. Title automatically vests in the buyer upon the completion of events that would otherwise give complete title to the seller.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


after-acquired title
A legal doctrine under which, if a grantor conveys what is mistakenly believed to be good title to land that he or she did not own, and the grantor later acquires that title, it vests automatically in the grantee.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


after-acquired title
A legal doctrine under which, if a grantor conveys what is mistakenly believed to be good title to land that he or she did not own, and the grantor later acquires that title, it vests automatically in the grantee.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

after-acquired title
n.
   title to property acquired after the owner attempts to sell or transfer the title to another person before he/she actually got legal title. When the title is acquired by the seller in this paper shuffle, title automatically goes to the person to whom it was sold, passing through the person who acquired title "like a dose of salts" on its way to the new purchaser. Example: John signs, acknowledges, and records a deed of the ranch to Sam, but John has not yet received title from the estate of his late father. When John gets title from his father's estate and records it, the after-acquired title goes automatically to Sam.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • after-acquired — Acquired after a particular date or event. Thus, a judgment is a lien on after acquired realty, i.e., land acquired by the debtor after entry of the judgment See also after acquired property; after acquired property clause after acquired title …   Black's law dictionary

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