chain of title

Legal Definition of chain of title

: the succession of conveyances of the title to a particular item of real property (as a house)

Note: The chain of title is usually stated or shown in an abstract of title.

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“Chain of title.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/chain%20of%20title. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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