title insurance

noun

Definition of title insurance

: insurance against loss due to an unknown defect in a title or interest in real estate

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First Known Use of title insurance

1886


Law Dictionary

title insurance

noun

legal Definition of title insurance

: insurance that compensates for loss from title defects or encumbrances (as liens) that were unknown but should have been discovered at the time the policy was issued

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