muniment of title
1) Written evidence of title to real estate. Examples might include a deed, a contract, or the death certificate of a co-owner if property was held in joint tenancy.
2) In Texas, a procedure to transfer real estate left by will that is simpler than regular probate.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

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

muniment of title
n.
   documentary evidence of title to real property. A muniment could be a deed, a decree of distribution proving inheritance, or a contract of sale.
   See also: deed, quiet title action, title

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • muniment of title — A document evidencing title. A title deed or other original document which, taken with other documents, shows a chain of title. 55 Am J1st V & P § 178. See title deeds …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • muniments of title — /myuwnamants sv taydal/ Documentary evidence of title. The instruments of writing and written evidences which the owner of lands, possessions, or inheritances has, by which he is enabled to defend the title of his estate. See deed. The records of …   Black's law dictionary

  • muniments of title — /myuwnamants sv taydal/ Documentary evidence of title. The instruments of writing and written evidences which the owner of lands, possessions, or inheritances has, by which he is enabled to defend the title of his estate. See deed. The records of …   Black's law dictionary

  • muniment — mu·ni·ment / myü nə mənt/ n [Anglo French, from Middle French, defense, from Latin munimentum, from munire to fortify]: a record (as a deed, statutory grant, or judgment) that passes title to real property and enables a person to defend the title …   Law dictionary

  • Muniment — Iron covered muniment chest, 14th century, used by the English Exchequer to store documents A Muniment or Muniment of Title is a legal term for a document, or other evidence, that indicates ownership of an asset. The word is derived from… …   Wikipedia

  • Muniment — Mu ni*ment, n. [L. munimentum, fr. munire to fortify. See {Munition}.] 1. The act of supporting or defending. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance. Other muniments… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muniment house — Muniment Mu ni*ment, n. [L. munimentum, fr. munire to fortify. See {Munition}.] 1. The act of supporting or defending. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance. Other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muniment room — Muniment Mu ni*ment, n. [L. munimentum, fr. munire to fortify. See {Munition}.] 1. The act of supporting or defending. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance. Other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muniment — [myo͞o′nə mənt] n. [ME < Anglo Fr < OFr < L munimentum, a fortification, defense, protection < munire, to furnish with walls, fortify: see MUNITIONS] 1. Rare a means of protection or defensea means of protection or defense 2. [ML… …   English World dictionary

  • muniment — n. (usu. in pl.) 1 a document kept as evidence of rights or privileges etc. 2 an archive. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L munimentum defence, in med.L title deed f. munire munit fortify …   Useful english dictionary

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