Clear Title

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Clear Title

Unencumbered or unrestricted legal ownership that is free from doubt as to its validity.

The phrase implies that ownership is not subject to claims by anyone but the person holding title. It is also called marketable title, or title that can be easily transferred or sold because of its lack of encumbrances.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

clear title

n. holding ownership of real property without any claims by others on the owner's title and no history of past claims which might affect the ownership. (See: cloud on title)

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(Arrowsmith can process abstracts as well as titles but, for files of more than 1,000 or so records, it is more efficient and more effective to search, download, and subsequently examine just titles. The restricted context makes it easy to see and assess the A-B relationships when both A and B are in a title and similarly for B-C.) Any inferences about the significance or nature of the linkage between the above two titles, once they have been brought together, are left to the user.