Meaning of “root of title” in the English Dictionary

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"root of title" in Business English

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root of titlenoun [ U ]

uk us LAW, PROPERTY

a document that shows that someone owns property, even if it is not registered (= recorded on the official list of the Land Registry):

The root of title shows that twelve people have owned the property in the past 50 years.

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