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Bad title

Title to property that does not distinctly confer ownership, usually in the context of real estate.

Bad Title

Title to a property that does not necessarily prove ownership. Bad titles are common when there are multiple claims to a single piece of real estate. See also: Quitclaim.

bad title

Title to real estate that has some defects or problems that prevent the owner from conveying the property free and clear of any liens or adverse claims.

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Eischeidstands accused of conspiring with the two to commit wire fraud by keeping and sharing the bonus money paid on oil land leases with bad titles, rather than returning the money to the driller.
While researching the band, I noticed a g lot of really bad titles for articles like "Flying with the Eagles while Staying Inside the Den of the Grizzly Bear."
Battaglia says if there's one thing he hates more than bad titles it's 'great titles on a crap film'.
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Some good books just have bad titles. The Complete Idiot's series--intended for novices in a variety of fields--are all misnamed, since stupidity is never the issue.