covenant against encumbrances


covenant against encumbrances
A title covenant in the form of a stipulation by the covenantor that there are no outstanding rights or interest to the estate conveyed or any part thereof which will diminish the value of the estate, but which are consistent with the passing of the estate. 20 Am J2d Cov § 81.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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