Torrens system


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Torrens system

a system of land registration adopted in Australia by Sir Robert Torrens, the Prime Minister, in 1858, and modelled on the Shipping Acts. Canada began operating a similar system in 1860 and England in 1875 with the Land Transfer Act. Scotland began a gradual change over to a land registration system by legislation in 1979. See LAND CERTIFICATE.