title search n: a search of public records to determine the condition of title to real property usually that is the subject of a transaction (as a purchase or mortgage) [the borrower was required to pay for a title search ]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.
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