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 Second, because the financiers’ gambles contained, deep inside, the title deeds to the houses of the majority. Yanis Varoufakis, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2024 Most of the houses in the community are considered irregular settlements, and most families do not have title deeds. Chantal Flores, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Another portion of the law states that the county legislative body, which in Lake County is the council, to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the assignment of a certificate of sale prior to the issuance of a tax title deed. Councilman Christian Jorgensen, R-St. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, 12 Oct. 2021 Penny has added this man to the title deed of the family home. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 22 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of title deed was in 1710

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“Title deed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/title%20deed. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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