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Meaning of QUITCLAIM

Pronunciation:  'kwit`kleym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  act of transferring a title or right or claim to another
  2. [n]  document transferring title or right or claim to another

QUITCLAIM is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: quitclaim deed
 See Also: conveyance, transfer, transference



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quit"claim`\, n. [Quit, a. + claim.] (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.
  2. \Quit"claim`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quitclaimed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Quitclaiming}.] (Law)
    To release or relinquish a claim to; to release a claim to by
    deed, without covenants of warranty against adverse and
    paramount titles.