quitclaim

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quitclaim act of transferring a title or right or claim to another
    • n quitclaim document transferring title or right or claim to another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quitclaim kwĭt"klām` (Law) A release or relinquishment of a claim; a deed of release; an instrument by which some right, title, interest, or claim, which one person has, or is supposed to have, in or to an estate held by himself or another, is released or relinquished, the grantor generally covenanting only against persons who claim under himself.
    • v. t Quitclaim (Law) To release or relinquish a claim to; to release a claim to by deed, without covenants of warranty against adverse and paramount titles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quitclaim In law; A deed of release; an instrument by which some claim, right, or title to an estate is relinquished to another.
    • n quitclaim A conveyance without any covenant or warranty, expressed or implied.
    • quitclaim To quit or give up claim to; relinquish; release; acquit, as of an obligation.
    • quitclaim In law, to quit or abandon a claim or title to by deed; convey without covenants of warranty against adverse titles or claims: as, to quitclaim a certain parcel of ground.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Quit, a. + claim,

Usage

In literature:

I'll sign off quitclaim to everything.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
But for the decent look of it you might make over your quitclaim to your wife.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
You will have to sign a quitclaim deed, though, so as to clear up the title.
"Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail" by Burt L. Standish
He next hunted up the heirs and bought their quitclaims for one hundred thousand dollars.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Why did he want a quitclaim deed, if his rights were clear?
"Make or Break" by Oliver Optic
William will give you boys a quitclaim bill to this property, for this dastardly deed.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
The first deed recorded of Osceola property was a quitclaim from Wm.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
We have our "clear titles" and our "quitclaim deeds.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes
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In news:

Quitclaim may have caused inadvertent tax trouble.
According to a Quitclaim deed on one of their properties, dated March 6, 2012 and filed in the L.A.
Quitclaim may have caused inadvertent tax trouble.
Quitclaim deed on house without new mortgage leads to grief.
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