quitclaim deed - Legal Definition
An instrument which transfers all of the right, title and interest that the conveyor has in a piece of property, but with no warranty or assurances that the conveyor has good and legal title; risk of liens or encumbrances pass to the transferee.
Variant of quitclaim
- the release or relinquishment of a claim, action, right, or title
- a deed or other legal paper in which a person relinquishes to another a claim or title to some property or right without guaranteeing or warranting such titlein full quitclaim deed
Origin of quitclaimMiddle English quitclayme ; from Anglo-French quiteclame ; from the verb
to give up a claim or title to, esp. by a quitclaim deed
Origin of quitclaimME quite clamen < Anglo-Fr & OFr quiteclamer: see quit & claim