title insurance

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Third-party charges: Other costs can add up, such as charges for an appraisal, a title search, title insurance, a credit check, or a recording fee. Becca Stanek, The Week, 19 Dec. 2022 Stewart Information Services provides title insurance and real estate services company that operates in both United States and international markets. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 14 June 2021 This helps cover the cost of lender fees, inspection fees, title insurance, and appraisals. Ivana Pino, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2022 And creative solutions exist: For the handful of areas where the U.S. Treasury Department does require due diligence on real estate, for example, the burden falls on title insurance companies, not realtors. Alexandra Wrage, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Long-term contracts include agreements on annuities, endowments and title insurance, whereas short-duration contracts usually cover property and liability protection. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2022 The current Miss Emerson is Jane Thornburg, secretary for a San Diego title insurance firm. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 July 2022 With a workforce that is 70 percent female, First American, the Santa Ana, Calif.-based title insurance company, makes women's health advocacy a priority. Diane Herbst, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2022 Only the most naïve buyer will fail to obtain title insurance. Larry Light, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of title insurance was in 1882

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“Title insurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/title%20insurance. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Legal Definition

title insurance

noun
: 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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