from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deed by virtue of which, or one of several deeds or of a chain of conveyances by virtue of which, a person claims title.
  • n. That which confers a right or title of any kind; especially, a distinguishing deed or achievement; a ground of consideration, eminence, or fame.


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