quitclaim deed

noun

: a legal instrument used to release one person's right, title, or interest to another without providing a guarantee or warranty of title

Examples of quitclaim deed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The report, which is heavily redacted, accuses McManaman of preparing a fraudulent quitclaim deed for the family home. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 5 Jan. 2024 The relative whose property was transferred to McManaman and Chambers allegedly could not have signed the quitclaim deed, because the individual was found to have been in Atlanta on the date listed, according to police. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 5 Jan. 2024 This transfer document has several names, including the warranty deed, special warranty deed, trustee’s deed, quitclaim deed, among others. Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2023 Anyone can download a quitclaim deed form off the internet. Dallas News, 19 Feb. 2023 Dear Liz: My mother gave her house to my brother and me in 2011 by quitclaim deed. Liz Weston, oregonlive, 10 Dec. 2022 According to court filings, Elliott had obtained a quitclaim deed from Warner Bros., with Pollack’s help, giving him the rights to the film and moved forward. Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2022 While the majority of those 115 descendants signed the quitclaim deed, Adams did not. Wired, 29 July 2022 The seller of a building can give a quitclaim deed to the buyer and the seller’s entire interest has been transferred once that deed is signed. orlandosentinel.com, 14 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quitclaim deed was in 1755

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“Quitclaim deed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quitclaim%20deed. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

quitclaim deed

see deed

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