clear title
clear title see title

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

clear title
n.
A title free of encumbrances; good title.

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


clear title
Ownership of property that is free of claims or disputes about ownership. Clear title is necessary before property can be sold. (See also: cloud on title, title search)
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House

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


clear title
Unencumbered or unrestricted legal ownership that is free from doubt as to its validity.

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


clear title
Unencumbered or unrestricted legal ownership that is free from doubt as to its validity.

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

clear title
n.
   holding ownership of real property without any claims by others on the owner's title and no history of past claims which might affect the ownership.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • clear title — Good title; marketable title; one free from incumbrance, obstruction, burden, or limitation. Frank v. Murphy, 64 Ohio App. 501, 29 N.E.2d 41, 43. Syn clear title, good title, merchantable title, marketable title, are synonymous; clear title… …   Black's law dictionary

  • clear title — Good title; marketable title; one free from incumbrance, obstruction, burden, or limitation. Frank v. Murphy, 64 Ohio App. 501, 29 N.E.2d 41, 43. Syn clear title, good title, merchantable title, marketable title, are synonymous; clear title… …   Black's law dictionary

  • clear title — Title to ownership that is untainted by any claims on the property or disputed interests, and therefore available for sale. This is usually checked through a title search by a title company. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • clear title — Good title; a legal and equitable title to land free from litigation, grave doubts, and palpable defects. Veselka v Forres (Tex Civ App) 283 SW 303, 306; a title free from material defects; a merchantable or marketable title. 30 Am J2d Exch § 23 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • clear title — noun full ownership of something, usually land, that is free of any encumbrances …   Wiktionary

  • clear title — property that is free of liens, property that does not have mortgages against it (Legal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • title — ti·tle n [Anglo French, inscription, legal right, from Old French, from Latin titulum inscription, chapter heading, part of the law that sanctions an action] 1 a: the means or right by which one owns or possesses property; broadly: the quality of …   Law dictionary

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