bad title

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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Not a bad title for a last movie -- as Sean Connery has proven for decades to be a true gentleman both on and off screen.
Rubbish Die Hard 5 - which goes by the bad title of A Good Day To Die Hard - is a sequel too far.
I don't know at this stage what that title does for us, but it's not a bad title to have - it's a legitimate title.
A BAD TITLE does disservice to a good book -- even if the jacket is goodlooking.
"Around 12 years ago," recalls Myers, "Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks Animation head) said to me, 'Would you like to be in an animated movie called Shrek?' "I said, 'That's a bad title.' The moral of this story is, don't listen to me!
"A bad title will hurt more than a good title will help," said media analyst Steve Sternberg.
WICHITA -- To quote from the show itself, nothing can kill a show faster than too much exposition, bad subject matter or even a bad title. But don't worry, WSU's spring musical production of Urinetown will do anything but die.
It's no Rags To Richie: The Shane Richie Story, but it's not a bad title.
And for that less than a dollar a day, you have access to every program they offer, including a new tutorial called "Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals." It's sort of a bad title because there's nothing secretive or mysterious about this crash course that covers basic design, PowerPoint, Apple's Keynote, using images in text documents, and two chapters (21 lessons) on Adobe's incredibly powerful and affordable PhotoShop Elements.
A compilation of five short dramas by Thomas Bernhard, "Sauve qui peut" pas mal comme titre ("Devil take the hindmost" not a bad title) explores latent fascism in contemporary society.
Last but certainly least was BBC2's Roman's Empire, the kind of "zany" crap that started with a really bad title and went downhill from there.