Meaning of “cloud on title” in the English Dictionary

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"cloud on title" in Business English

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cloud on titlenoun [ C or U ]

uk us plural clouds on title

LAW something, such as a claim from a third party (= a person or company who is not directly involved in the deal), which might stop someone becoming the legal owner of a piece of property:

The existence of a cloud on title will allow the purchaser the option to back out of a contract.

(Definition of “cloud on title” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)