Definition of abstract of title in English:

abstract of title


  • A summary giving details of the title deeds and documents that prove an owner's right to dispose of land, together with any encumbrances that relate to the property.

    ‘solicitors insist on a full abstract of title’
    • ‘The vendor usually proves his title by sending copies or summaries of the documents (an epitome of title or an abstract of title) to the purchaser or his solicitor.’
    • ‘The old rule in England required that an abstract of title should cover the 60 years before the proposed sale.’
    • ‘For example, we employ a full-time abstractor whose services include preparation of abstracts of title in many Louisiana parishes.’
    • ‘A registered abstracter is a licensed individual who compiles or certifies abstracts of title or any part thereof to real property or prepares reports of title in the State of Nebraska.’
    • ‘An abstract of title is a condensed history of all deeds, mortgages and other documents relating to a particular piece of land, which affect the title.’


abstract of title

/ˌabstrakt əv ˈtīdl/ /ˌæbstrækt əv ˈtaɪdl/