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root of titlenoun [U]

uk   us   LAW, PROPERTY
a ​document that ​shows that someone ​ownsproperty, ​even if it is not registered (= ​recorded on the ​officiallist of the Land Registry): The root of ​titleshows that twelve ​people have ​owned the ​property in the past 50 ​years.
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