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good title

noun, Law.

marketable title

noun, Law.
1.
a title to real property that is free from encumbrances, litigation, and other defects and that can readily be sold or mortgaged to a reasonable buyer or mortgagee.
Also called good title, merchantable title, sound title.
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  • Couldn't we invent a good title—something to catch eye and ear?

    New Grub Street George Gissing
  • It's as good a property as there is, and we can cover all the ledge with claims and get a good title to 'em.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • What a good title for a sordid and tragic romance 'Beards and Bath-chairs' would be.

    Dodo's Daughter E. F. Benson
  • He perhaps thought that if he bought of a minister, he would get a good title.

    Log-book of Timothy Boardman Samuel W Boardman
  • The canny Yorkshireman, thinking she had a good title at present to dictate in such matters, subscribed to all she required.

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
  • Essex was supposed by many to have a good title to the throne.

    The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner Charles Dudley Warner
  • Even if the Bishop is your ancestor, you have no good title to his bones.

    'Charge It' Irving Bacheller
  • The daily criticism in the family: what a good title for an essay!

    Small Souls Louis Couperus
  • We may say that the active enjoyment of a right—or possession—for a determined period shall be a good title against all the world.

  • That is not such a good title, but it would have been more accurate.

    Masques & Phases Robert Ross

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