Torrens system
Torrens system Tor"rens sys`tem A system of registration of titles to land (as distinct from registration of deeds) introduced into South Australia by the Real Property (or Torrens) Act (act 15 of 1857-58), drafted by Sir Robert Torrens (1814-84). Its essential feature is the guaranty by the government of properly registered titles. The system has been generally adopted in Australia and British Columbia, and in its original or a modified form in some other countries, including some States of the United States. Hence

{Torrens title}, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Torrens system — Tor·rens system / tōr ənz / n [after Sir Robert Torrens (1814–1884), British pioneer in Australia]: a title registration system used esp. in Massachusetts, Hawaii, Illinois, and Minnesota ◇ When a certificate of title is first applied for in the… …   Law dictionary

  • Torrens System — A system for the registration of titles to land, whereby an official certificate always shows the state of the title and the person in whom it is vested, the name deriving from Sir Robert Torrens who drew the first Registration Act, such having… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Torrens system — (in Australia, England, Canada, certain states of the U.S., etc.) a system of registration of land titles in which the titles are settled consequent to establishment and validation by a legal proceeding, designed chiefly to make title insurance… …   Universalium

  • torrens system — ˈtȯ]rənz , ˈtä] noun Usage: usually capitalized T Etymology: after Sir Robert Torrens died 1884, British pioneer in Australia : a system of land title registration first introduced in Australia and widely used in England, Canada, the U.S., and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Torrens title — is a system of land title where a register of land holdings maintained by the state guarantees an indefeasible title to those included in the register. The system was formulated to combat the problems of uncertainty, complexity and cost… …   Wikipedia

  • Torrens title — Torrens system Tor rens sys tem A system of registration of titles to land (as distinct from registration of deeds) introduced into South Australia by the Real Property (or Torrens) Act (act 15 of 1857 58), drafted by Sir Robert Torrens (1814 84) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torrens Acts — Statutes adopting the Torrens System of registration of land titles. 45 Am J1st Reg L T § 2 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Torrens — may refer to any of several people:* Michael Torrens, Neurosurgeon and President of the international Leksell Gamma Knife Society (http://www.michaeltorrens.info) * Cristina Torrens Valero, professional female tennis player from Spain * Jonathan… …   Wikipedia

  • Torrens title system — A system for recording land titles under which a court may direct the issuance of a certificate of title upon application by the landowner. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. torrens title system …   Law dictionary

  • TORRENS, Sir Robert Richard (1814-1884) — pioneer and author of simplified system of transferring land was born at Cork, Ireland, in 1814. His father, Colonel Robert Torrens, F.R.S., the distinguished economist, was one of the founders of South Australia. Among his many works is a volume …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

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