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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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Unfortunately," said Monte Cristo, "one's title to a millionaire does not last for life, like that of baron, peer of France, or Academician; for example, the millionaires Franck & Poulmann, of Frankfort, who have just become bankrupts.
The title seems to have arisen in the following way
This, again, as we know from fragments, was a list of heroines who bare children to the gods: from the title we must suppose it to have been much longer that the simple "Eoiae", but its extent is unknown.
I should have shed tears myself," said the curate when he heard the title, "had I ordered that book to be burned, for its author was one of the famous poets of the world, not to say of Spain, and was very happy in the translation of some of Ovid's fables.
The housekeeper said the same, so eager were they both for the slaughter of those innocents, but the curate would not agree to it without first reading at any rate the titles.
It is ESSENTIAL to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.
Could any further proof be required of the republican complexion of this system, the most decisive one might be found in its absolute prohibition of titles of nobility, both under the federal and the State governments; and in its express guaranty of the republican form to each of the latter.
Why, that's been changed into 'shall be absolute governor for life, with the title of Emperor, if elected to that office by the people.
And I'll take the title of Emperor, as soon as we can safely hold an Election.
Chiellino established Prestige Title in 1987, and with his firm's 20th anniversary approaching, he could only laugh at how far he has come in the business, building a client roster of prominent real estate attorneys, banks, investors, developers, brokers, financial institutions and government agencies, despite never really intending to ever become a title insurer.
Title X, the last public source to which agencies can turn, helps to offset some of these service payment gaps.
Guzman, who won the 2004 boys' cross country title and also the City two-mile title in track as a sophomore, came up short in his individual title defense Saturday, finishing second at 15:32.