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). 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.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Torrens, Sir Robert Richard — ▪ Australian statesman born 1814, Cork, County Cork, Ire. died Aug. 31, 1884, Falmouth, Cornwall, Eng.       Australian statesman who introduced a simplified system of transferring land, known as the Torrens Title system, which has been widely… …   Universalium

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