document of title
document of title: a document (as a warehouse receipt) which is issued by or addressed to a bailee and which in the ordinary course of business is considered to show that the person in possession of it is entitled to receive, hold, and dispose of the bailed goods covered by it

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

document of title
n.
A written document that supplies proof that a person is entitled to receive and hold particular goods; see also bill of lading

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


document of title
any bill of lading, dock warrant, warehouse keeper's certificate, warrant or order for the delivery of goods, or any other document used in the ordinary course of business as proof of the possession or control of goods or authorising or purporting to authorise either by endorsement or delivery the possession of the document to transfer or receive goods thereby represented.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


document of title
n. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, a document (such as a bill of lading) giving a specified individual the right to take custody of and dispose of goods.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


document of title
Any written instrument, such as a bill of lading, a warehouse receipt, or an order for the delivery of goods, that in the usual course of business or financing is considered sufficient proof that the person who possesses it is entitled to receive, hold, and dispose of the instrument and the goods that it covers.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


document of title
Any written instrument, such as a bill of lading, a warehouse receipt, or an order for the delivery of goods, that in the usual course of business or financing is considered sufficient proof that the person who possesses it is entitled to receive, hold, and dispose of the instrument and the goods that it covers.

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