Absolute title



noun

the right of ownership to property, esp. real estate, which is free of any liens or judgments; also a document that states a person or legal entity has the right of ownership
Examples

The court declared that the Native Americans had absolute title to the land.
Usage Note

legal
Historical Examples

Unless the absolute title is conveyed, the contract is merely a mortgage.
The Government Class Book Andrew W. Young

When the debtor fails to pay the debt when it is due, absolute title to the property vests in the mortgagee or creditor.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

Does a mortgagee have absolute title to the property mortgaged?
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

It is a contract, and, when transferred to a third party, becomes an absolute title to the goods.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 4 Various

One who has the absolute title, called fee simple interest, in real estate may mortgage it.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

Under the present law the absolute title in the coal beneath the surface passes to the grantee of the Government.
Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress Various

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