cloud on title

An outstanding instrument, record. claim unreleased encumbrance, or defectively executed deed in the chain of title, which superficially renders the title doubtful but is actually illegal or unenforceable for want of equity in enforcement and of which equity will take cognizance in a suit for caneelation of the offending instrument or the quieting of the title against the defect or imperfection. 13 Am J2d Cane Inst § 50; 44 Am J1st Quiet T § 11; a semblance of title, either legal or equitable, or a claim of a right in lands, appearing in some legal form, but which is, in fact, invalid, or which it would be inequitable to enforce. 44 Am J1st Quiet T § 11.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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