title deed


Definition of title deed

: the deed constituting the evidence of a person's legal ownership

Examples of title deed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their name might not be on the title deed, but tenants should be able to think of it as their long-term home. Chris Bryant | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Margaret Thatcher’s Housing Legacy Is Ready for Demolition," 17 Apr. 2019 Lack of planning, weak regulations, and, in some countries, the difficulty of obtaining title deeds for land, leads cities to grow out rather than up, making commutes longer and more costly. Nichole Sobecki, National Geographic, "This Tanzanian city may soon be one of the world’s most populous. Is it ready?," 5 Apr. 2019 Relatives have been instructed to take registry documents certifying their loved ones' deaths — documentation that is vital for matters of inheritance, title deeds, and social benefits. Philip Issa, Fox News, "In Syria, civil registers disclose hundreds of prison deaths," 3 Aug. 2018 If the government rips up title deeds, no sane investor will put money into South Africa and the economy will nosedive, as Zimbabwe tragically shows. The Economist, "The Zimbabwean modelSouth Africa should not copy Mugabe’s land reform," 25 Jan. 2018 The outcry over that never really subsided, and in 1985, the government handed over the title deeds to Uluru back to the Anangu traditional landowners, according to the park’s blog. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "Some Aborigines say to disturb Uluru is a curse. Australia says climbing it will soon be a crime.," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of title deed

1710, in the meaning defined above

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“Title deed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/title%20deed. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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