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abstract of title

noun, Law.
an outline history of the title to a parcel of real estate, showing the original grant, subsequent conveyances, mortgages, etc.
Also called brief of title.
Origin of abstract of title
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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abstract of title

(property law) a summary of the ownership of land, showing the original grant, conveyances, and any incumbrances
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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