abstract of title

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Abstract of title is a summary of facts relied on as evidence of title. It refers to all the important actions which are relevant to the title, such as filings of liens and encumbrances, any conveyances, transfers, assignments, and other facts relevant to the claimant's title.

This case from Connecticut, explains that “‘abstract of title,’ merely recites what the land records disclose without giving opinion or advice as to legal effect of what is found.”

[Last updated in November of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]