evidence of title
proof of ownership of something such as shares, property or other assets The buyer wants to confirm evidence of title before the sale is completed.
- It is common practice for evidence of title to be supplied before contracts are exchanged.
- Delivery of the evidence of title is always necessary.
- Evidence of title to a property must be produced.
- document of title a type of evidence of title. These include formal commercial documents (such as bills of sale, certificates of title, title deeds) or shipping documents (such as a bills of lading, dock receipts, warehouse receipts) that confer and/or prove ownership.