title deed

noun

Definition of title deed 

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

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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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circa 1768, in the meaning defined above

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