grantor-grantee index
A set of records found in the county land records office, listing current and past owners of all parcels of real estate in the county. You can find information about the ownership of real estate by looking up the name of a grantor (person selling or leaving the property) or grantee (buyer or inheritor). These records, once kept in large bound books, are now generally on microfilm or digital media.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


grantor-grantee index
A master reference book, ordinarily kept in the office of official records of a particular county, which lists all recorded deeds as evidence of ownership of real property.

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


grantor-grantee index
A master reference book, ordinarily kept in the office of official records of a particular county, which lists all recorded deeds as evidence of ownership of real property.

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

grantor-grantee index
n.
   a set of books and/or computerized lists found in the office of every County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds which lists all recorded transfers of title by deed (as well as liens, mortgages, deeds of trust and other documents affecting title). Each yearly index is usually alphabetized by the last names of grantors (the party transferring title) and grantee (the recipients of title). The listing includes the date of transfer, and cross-references to the book and page or document number where a copy of the document (often on microfilm) was recorded and can be examined. This is a key instrument in tracking a chain of title.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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