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quiet title

quiet title
 n.— «If, in fact, the railroad company is willing to state in writing that it has abandoned the property, you may also be able to file what is known as a “quiet title” action, asking a judge to review the facts and determine who owns the property.» —“Divorce qualifies for capital gains exclusion” by Benny L. Kass San Francisco Chronicle (California) Aug. 30, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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