tax deed

noun
a title deed issued by a public authority to the purchaser of property sold for the nonpayment of taxes.
Compare tax certificate.


Origin:
1860–65

tax-deeded, adjective
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Tax deed fees must also be paid to redeem certificate.
The board of supervisors will then hold a tax deed sale on all state deeds at their discretion.
Any remaining surplus could be claimed by the owner of record when a tax deed is eventually issued.
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