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[Anglo-French, from Middle French, defense, from Latin munimentum, from munire to fortify]
: a record (as a deed, statutory grant, or judgment) that passes title to real property and enables a person to defend the title or otherwise maintain a claim to real rights or privileges [ of title] often used in pl. [the s of which the chain of record title is formed "Connecticut General Statutes"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.