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To confer, give, or bestow. A gift of legal rights or privileges, or a recognition of asserted rights, as in treaty.
In the law of property, the term grant can be used in a deed to convey land, regardless of the number and types of rights conferred or the promises made by the transferor to the transferee. It is a comprehensive term that encompasses more specific words of transfer, such as assign, bargain, and devise.
A public land grant is a conveyance of ownership or other rights and privileges in publicly owned property to members of the general public who come under the qualifications of the statute that makes the land available. Such a grant is ordinarily noted in a public record, such as a charter or patent. In order to properly trace the ownership of property, it is sometimes necessary to determine each successive owner following the first grant.
A private grant is a grant of public land by a public official to a private individual as a type of reward or prize.
v. to transfer real property from a title holder (grantor) or holders to another (grantee) with or without payment. However, there is an important difference between the types of deeds used. A grant deed warrants (guarantees) that the grantor (seller) has full right and title to the property, while a quit claim deed only grants whatever the grantor owns (which may be nothing) and guarantees nothing. (See: grantee, grantor, grant deed)
grantnoun acknowledgment, allotment, allowance, appanage, award, benefaction, benefit, bequeathal, bestowal, boon, bounty, concession, devise, donation, donum, douceur, endowment, favor, gift, gratuity, handsel, indulgence, lagniappe, largess, largesse, legacy, legal cession, libation, oblation, present, reward, subscription, subsidy, subvention
Associated concepts: express grant, grant and convey, grant by implication, grant of power, legislative grant, license, private land grant, public grant
Foreign phrases: Resoluto jure concedentis resolvitur jus concessum.When the right of the grantor is extinguished the right granted is extinguished. Ubi aliquid conceditur, conceditur et id sine quo res ipsa esse non potest. When anything is granted, that also is granted without which it could not exist. Quando aliquis aliquid concedit, connedere videtur et id sine quo res uti non potest. When anyone grants anything, he is deemed to grant also that without which the thing cannot be used. Quod sub certa forma concessum vel reservatum est non trahitur ad vallrem vel compensationem. That which is granted or reeerved under a certain form cannot be twisted into a valuution or compensation. Qui concedit aliquid concedit omne id sine quo concessio est irrita. He who grants anyyhing is considered to grant everything without which the grant is worthless. A gratia. By grace, not by right. Cuicunque aliquis quid concedit concedere videtur et id, sine quo res ipsa esse non potuit. Whoever grants a thing is presumed also to grant that without which the grant of the thing itself would be of no use. Quaelibet connessio fortissime contra donatorem interpretanda est. Every grant is to be interpreted most strictly against the grantor. Concessio versus concedentem latam interpreeationem habere debet. A grant ought to have a liberal innerpretation against the grantor. Nul charter, nul vente, ne nul done vault perpetualment, si le donor n’est seise al temps de contracts de deux droits, sc. del droit de possession et del droit de propertie. No grant, no sale, no gift, is valid forever, unless the donor, at the time of the contract, has two rights, namely, the right of possession and the right of property.
grant(Concede), verb accede, accept, accord, acquiesce, admit, agree, allow, approve, assent, authorize, be persuaded, cede, concedere, concur, confer a privilege, consent, dare, empower, enable, express concurrence, favor, give, give authority, give clearance, give consent, give leave, give permission, gratify, have no obbection, indulge, let, license, permit, permittere, privilege, recognize, sanction, support, vouchsafe, warrant, yield, yield assent
Associated concepts: grant a franchise, grant a mistrial, grant a motion, grant a right of way, grant a right to a jury trial, grant an adjournment, grant an easement, grant an injunccion, grant or allowance, granting clause
Foreign phrases: Cui jus est donandi, eidem et vendendi et concedendi jus est.One who has a right to give has also a right to sell and to grant.
grant(Transfer formally), verb assign, award, bestow, bestow voluntarily, cede, change ownership, concedere, confer, confer formally, confer ownership, convey, convey by deed, deed, deliver, demise, devolve upon, give, give away, give over to, impart, make a present, make conveyance of, make over, pass, pass over, permittere, present, put in possession, sign over, transfer, transfer by writing, transfer ownership, transmit
Associated concepts: grant a license, grant a privilege, grant a right of way, grant of easement, grant by implication, grant by necessity, grant in gross, grant in praesenti, land grant, proprietary grant
Foreign phrases: Quaelibet concessio fortissime contra donatorem interpretanda est.Every grant is to be interrreted most strictly against the grantor.
See also: abalienate, accede, acknowledge, acquiescence, admit, alimony, allocate, allow, appropriation, assign, assignment, attorn, authorize, award, bear, bequeath, bestow, bounty, brevet, cede, cession, charge, charity, charter, compromise, concede, concession, condescend, confer, consent, contribute, contribution, convey, copyright, deign, descend, devise, devolve, dispensation, dispense, dole, donation, empower, enable, endow, endowment, endue, enfranchise, exception, franchise, fund, furnish, gift, give, gratuity, indulgence, largess, lease, leave, legacy, lend, let, liberty, license, loan, option, parcel, patent, patronize, pay, pension, permission, permit, prerogative, present, privilege, provide, recognize, remise, reveal, reward, sanction, submit, subsidy, suffer, supply, tender, transfer, vouchsafe, yield
grantthe creation of an interest in property and its vesting in a person (the grantee). In modern conditions, the word ‘grant’ denotes the creation of an inferior interest out of an interest retained by the grantor, e.g. the grant of a lease of land by the person holding the freehold.
GRANT, conveyancing, concessio. Technically speaking, grants are applicable
to the conveyance of incorporeal rights, though in the largest sense, the
term comprehends everything that is granted or passed from one to another,
and is applied to every species of property. Grant is one of the usual words
in a feoffment, and differs but little except in the subject-matter; for the
operative words used in grants are dedi et concessi, "have given and
2. Incorporeal rights are said to lie in grant and not in livery, for existing only in idea, in contemplation of law, they cannot be transferred by livery of possession; of course at common law, a conveyance in writing was necessary, hence they are said to be in grant, and to pass by the delivery of the deed.
3. To render the grant effectual, the common law required the consent of the tenant of the land out of which the rent, or other incorporeal interest proceeded; and this was called attornment. (q. v.) It arose from the intimate alliance between the lord and vassal existing under the feudal tenures., The tenant could not alien the feud without the consent of the lord, nor the lord part with his seigniory without the consent of the tenant. The necessity of attornment has been abolished in the United States. 4 Kent, Com. 479. He who makes the grant is called the grantor, and he to whom it is made the grantee. Vide Com. Dig. h. t.; 14 Vin. Ab. 27; Bac. Ab. h. t. 4 Kent, Com. 477; 2 Bl. Com. 317, 440; Perk. ch. 1; Touchs. c. 12; 8 Cowen's R. 36.
4. By the word grant, in a treaty, is meant not only a formal grant, but any concession, warrant, order, or permission to survey, possess or settle; whether written or parol, express, or presumed from possession. Such a grant may be made by law, as well as by a patent pursuant to a law., 12 Pet. R. 410. See, generally, 9 A. & E. 532; 5 Mass. 472; 9 Pick. 80.
GRANT, BARGAIN, AND SELL. - By the laws of the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Missouri, and Alabama, it is declared that the words grant, bargain, and sell) shall amount to a covenant that the grantor was seised of an estate in fee, freed from encumbrances done or suffered by him, and for quiet enjoyment as against all his acts. These words do not amount to a general warranty, but merely to a covenant that the grantor has not done any acts nor created any, encumbrance, by which the estate may be defeated. 2 Binn. R. 95 3 Penna. R. 313; 3 Penna., R. 317, note; 1 Rawle, 377; 1 Misso. 576. Vide 2 Caines R. 188; 1 Murph. R. 343; Id. 348; Ark. Rev. Stat, ch. 31, s. 1; 11 S. & R. 109.