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cloud on title (cloud)

n. an actual or apparent outstanding claim on the title to real property. "Clouds" can include an old mortgage or deed of trust with no recording showing the secured debt was paid off, a failure to properly transfer all interests in the real property (such as mineral rights) to a former owner, a previous deed which was improperly written or signed, an unresolved legal debt or levy by a creditor or a taxing authority, or some other doubtful link in the chain of title. Often the "cloud" can be removed by a quiet title action, by finding a person to create or execute a document to prove a debt had been paid or corrected. Title companies will refuse to insure title to be transferred with a "cloud," or they will insure ownership except for ("insure around") the "cloud." (See: chain of title, quiet title action, mortgage, deed of trust, reconveyance, title, title report)

cloud

(Incumbrance), noun burden, charge, claim, claim on property, commitment, debt, hold on property, hypothecation, indebtedness, indebtment, liability, obligation, obstruction, outstanding debt, pignus juuiciale, pignus legale, pledge, prescription, real security, restraint, security, security on property, state of indebteddess, vadium mortuum
Associated concepts: a cloud on personalty, a cloud on real property

cloud

(Suspicion), noun apprehension, consternation, contestability, controvertibility, disbelief, disputability, distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, fear, hesitation, incredulity, incredulousness, lack of certainty, lack of confidence, lack of faith, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, onus probandi, perplexity, puzzlement, questionability, refusal to believe, refutability, reluctance to believe, skepticism, trepidation, unbelief, uncredulousness, want of certainty, want of confiience, want of faith
See also: blind, camouflage, cloak, damper, ensconce, enshroud, hide, muddle, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscuration, obscure, tarnish, veil
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Daytime heat with altocumulus is expected throughout, showery prospects loom briefly in the Kavango by midweek.
From Sunday into Monday for example, the upper air extensions drew some moisture towards these distant vortex cores, an Altocumulus cloud-band was the factual evidence.
The presence of altocumulus cloud identifies this tropical air source in no uncertain fashion.
This gentle advection was best seen in the middle cloud at altocumulus level.
This weekend sees the surface ridge extend to the Cape and along the coast while, on its northern side (west of the Walvis latitude) an upper air cut-off pattern develops from 700mb through the altocumulus levels to even 300mb (hPa), persisting until mid-week before amalgamating with a new frontal trough nearing the Cape by Wednesday.
The remarkable wind-flow patterns across the Atlantic provided an airflow switch-back flowing from mid-Amazon and into southern Africa, the cirrus and very high-based altocumulus bands of the early and mid-week exemplified this.
Such air cools as it travels southward and ability to form thicker altocumulus is to be expected.
The current altocumulus patterns reveal the least turbulent levels seen for many weeks now.
Our view was limited by the just about total overcast comprising the two levels(at least) of very unstable (chaotic sky) altocumulus.