Noun: 1. Title to real property that is free from liens, encumbrances, or defects aside from those which the buyer has agreed to accept (mortgage to be assumed, ground lease of record, etc.)
2. Title to real property that is established, marketable, and without clouds.
3. Title that is without liens or encumbrances and can be sold or transferred to another.
Verb: 4. To remove or satisfy claims, liens, or other encumbrances against a title to real property; to make a title whole, clear, and marketable.
Added: Sun Oct 15 2006
Last Modified: Tue May 06 2008