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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