Perfect Title Law and Legal Definition

A perfect title is a title that is clear, and free from any reasonable doubt as to any fact or point of law upon which validity depends.

A perfect title must be one that is good and valid beyond all reasonable doubt. A title, to be good, should be free from litigation, palpable defects, and grave doubts; it should consist of both legal and equitable titles, and should be fairly deducible of record. [Turner v. McDonald, 76 Cal. 177 (Cal. 1888)].

When used in the context of real estate, a perfect title, a merchantable title, or a marketable title is one and the same thing. A perfect title unites in one and the same person the possession, the right of possession, and the right of property.

The following is an example of a case law defining the term:

A perfect title is one free from litigation, palpable defects, and grave doubts, and consists of both legal and equitable title fairly deducible of record. [Pearce v. Freeman, 122 Okla. 285 (Okla. 1927)].