Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit.
  • noun The fact of existence; being.
  • noun The existence of something considered apart from its properties.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Being: in this, its original sense, the abstract noun corresponding to the concrete ens.
  • noun An independent ens; a thing; a substance; an ontological chimera.
  • noun An individual fact or conception, having in itself all that is needed to constitute a characteristic whole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or in fact; being; essence; existence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.
  • noun An existent something that has the properties of being real, and having a real existence.
  • noun computing Anything about which information or data can be stored in a database; in particular, an organized array or set of individual elements or parts.
  • noun The state or quality of being or existence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin entitās, from Latin ēns, ent-, present participle of esse, to be; see es- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Medieval Latin entitas, from Latin, present participle of esse, "to be".

Examples

  • If a document is not recorded, the title entity should reference any identifiable information on the document.

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  • The title entity must get written authorization from the owner of that money before depositing it into the account.

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  • Received random mass email from mysterious personage entitled "Edward Champion" which we almost deleted but then it turns out this entity is also affiliated with "The Bat Segundo Show," a podcast series of interviews with, like, almost every interesting author in the universe.

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  • A title entity may deposit fiduciary funds (money belonging to others) into a sweep account or any type of account that uses that money as an investment or revenue generator.

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  • A title entity is prohibited from mixing these funds with any others.

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  • A title entity is also prohibited from using the funds for any purpose other than what is set forth in writing for a specific transaction.

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  • A title entity may teach classes on any subject they feel qualified to teach.

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  • A title entity may earn interest on fiduciary funds as long as a disclosure is provided to all parties that interest has been or will be earned.

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  • A title entity may not give money or any other thing of value to a real estate broker or other settlement producer in exchange for an advertising benefit at an event.

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