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in law, the means by which the owner has just and legal possession of his or her property. It is distinct from the document (e.g., a deed) that is evidence of the title. Title can be lost or acquired only by the methods established by law, that is, by inheritance or by purchase. Several persons may have different titles to the same property. While one holds a legal title (a claim to the land that is recognized by a court), another may hold an equitable title (the right to have the legal title transferred to him if certain conditions are met). This occurs if there is a mortgagemortgage,
in law, device for protecting a creditor by giving him an interest in property of his debtor. In common law a mortgage was a conditional sale; i.e., the mortgagor (debtor) sold realty (real property mortgage) or personal property (chattel mortgage), but if the debtor
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 on the land. If a person holds land free of all encumbrances he may claim to have perfect title. When property is purchased, a title search is made to make certain that the seller is the legitimate owner of the title he is selling; the resulting document is an abstract of titleabstract of title,
in law, brief history of the title to a piece of land. An account is given of recorded documents, court proceedings, wills, mortgages, taxes, previous sales, easements, and all other factors that at any time affected the ownership or use of the land.
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Title

 

in the USSR, a designation established and conferred by competent organizations, institutions, enterprises, or kolkhozes, attesting to official recognition of the services of individuals or groups or to occupational, official, scientific, or other qualifications. The procedure for establishing titles and for conferring or withdrawing them, as well as the rights and obligations associated with different titles, are defined by legislative and other normative acts. Titles may be honorary, military, scientific, special, personal, occupational, sport, or academic. They may be conferred on the winners of prizes and competitions, or they may be awarded on the basis of socialist emulation, for example, to the best worker in a given occupation or to the best young expert. Titles established for investigative workers of agencies of the procuracy are called grade ranks, and titles for diplomatic workers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and of embassies and missions abroad are called diplomatic ranks.


Title

 

(1) An honorary appellation (for example, “count” or “duke”) that may be hereditary or may be conferred on a given individual as the mark of a particular, privileged position. A required form of address corresponds to each title (for example, “your eminence” or “your highness”). Titles were extensively used under the feudal estate system, and they have been retained in some bourgeois countries, such as Great Britain, until today. In Russia, titles were abolished after the October Revolution of 1917.

(2) In bourgeois law, the instrument that is evidence of a right—for example, a title or deed of purchase, sale, conveyance, or exchange.

(3) In an obsolete meaning, a certificate or diploma granted upon completion of a program of studies at an educational institution.

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(5) In printing, the same as “title page.”

title

A legal right to the ownership of property. Also see abstract of title.

title

1. an appellation designating nobility
2. Films
a. short for subtitle
b. written material giving credits in a film or television programme
3. Property law
a. the legal right to possession of property, esp real property
b. the basis of such right
c. the documentary evidence of such right
4. Law
a. the heading or a division of a statute, book of law, etc.
b. the heading of a suit or action at law
5. 
a. any customary or established right
b. a claim based on such a right
6. a definite spiritual charge or office in the church, without appointment to which a candidate for holy orders cannot lawfully be ordained
7. RC Church a titular church
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(2) Whether a disposition by X of the claimant's legal property is effective to pass legal title to the defendant therefore depends upon whether X has power to transfer such title.
Situation 3: because B's only duties under the MLT agreement are to hold legal title to Greenacre and transfer title at A's direction, the MLT is not a trust.
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However, absentee landowners, or those who are lax in protecting their rights, may lose legal title even though they had perfect title.
An outlay of a little more than pounds 20 has enabled me to become the owner of a prestigious legal title, according to website Lord Titles.
A trust arises when legal title to property is held by one or more persons while its use, enjoyment and benefit belong to another.
The seller also retains legal title to the house (Grottke confirms this, but says the title will be held by the escrow agent).
Is all the land that is used and enjoyed by the seller within the boundaries of the legal title? If this is not the case then legal advice will be required as to ownership of the land and possible claims to it by adverse possession..
This presents two issues, the first issue relates to the ability of an Islamic financial institution to hold title to real property and second (following on from the first) relates to the nature of title transfer -- that is, can the title transfer be contractual (or notional) rather than a transfer of legal title (registered title) in favour of the Islamic financial institution.
CityView's strategy is to secure unencumbered good legal title to major oil, copper/gold, rare earths and diamond assets in Angola and Cameroon and upgrade them to bankable feasibility/ production.
Speaking at the financial committee of the Legislative Yuan, Chen noted that the FSC insists on using its legal title in full, or "Financial Supervisory Commission, the Executive Yuan," in signing the document, as Chinese signatories intend to use their full title, China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission, and China Insurance Regulatory Commission.
But the firm doesn't in fact own the legal title: it appears to own the title to properties in a street of the same name, but in a different postal district.