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1. The right of ownership over a piece of tangible or intangible property. In countries and economic systems recognizing private ownership, title represents a recognition by government and society that a person or organization owns something.

2. A certificate acknowledging title. See also: Stockholder of record.


A title is a legal document proving ownership of a piece of property.

If you are buying real estate you authorize a title search, or examination of property records, to insure that the seller holds the title and has the right to transfer it.

In most cases, if you're taking a mortgage to buy the property, the lender will require you to arrange title insurance to protect its interest until the full amount of the loan has been repaid. You may also arrange for your own title insurance to protect you from losing your property if your ownership is successfully contested.


(1) All the elements that create the highest legal right to own,possess,use,control,enjoy,and dispose of real property or an inheritable right or interest in it.(2) The rights of ownership recognized and protected by the law.

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The presence of the dedicatee's arms on the title page suggests that these exemplars had a different purpose as presentation copies and may have been directly delivered to the duke.
Printed at the press of Giovanni di Gara, the title page also makes mention of Giovanni and Alvise Bragadin and has the latter's device, three crowns, reflecting a period when the two print shops collaborated.
In one stroke of luck, however, on the first leaf of the missigned gathering, both the Johns Hopkins University copy with the 1687 title page and my copy with the 1689 title page reveal a distinctive portion of what appears to be the same watermark, three touching circles below a shieldlike shape.
28) While this may be true for the form of the texts, very few fictional texts in the late seventeenth century advertise themselves as being composed of letters: just eighteen new works of fiction in forty years from 1660 to 1700 have the term on the title page.
This model of editing uncontaminated by the market is, however, unsustainable for Shakespeare publishing: as scholars, our investment in the "new" is, as on those early modern title pages, always entrepreneurial; and as readers, it is always possessive and consumerist.
46) The title page of the Wesleyan Printing Establishment's 1860 Jones publication reflects these economic realities.
However, it was known that the volume was purchased lacking the title page, as this is noted in the Library's Accessions Register and also in pencil in Italian on the end-page of the volume where the contents are collated.
The analysis will focus on an ornamental border on the book's title page.
The title page should include the running head and page number in the upper right-hand corner, a title that is centered in the upper haft of the page (double-space the title if it is two or more lines), and the names of authors, in the order of their contributions, starting one double-spaced line below the title with the institutional affiliation centered under the author's name.
a hodge podge' although this subtitle does not appear on the title page.
Late in life, he published his many diary entries relating to the two thousand or more fugitives who, according to the title page of Reminiscences, gained their freedom through his instrumentality.
However, this map appeared as recently as 1908, at the centre of the title page of a work called the Harmsworth Universal Atlas and Gazetteer.