The definition for Abstract:
A summary, an abridgement. Before the use of photo static copying, public records were kept by abstracts of recorded documents.
Abstract Of JudgmentAbstract Of Judgment
A summary of the essential provisions of a court judgment, which when recorded in the county recorder's office, creates a lien upon the property of the defendant in that county, both presently owned or after acquired.
Abstract Of TitleAbstract Of Title
A compilation of the recorded documents relating to a parcel of land, from which an attorney may give an opinion as to the condition of title. Still in use in some states, but giving way to the use of title insurance.
Abstracters CertificateAbstracters Certificate
A certificate contained in an abstract which shows the time period and scope of the search of public records done by the abstracter.
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