Universal Title Law and Legal Definition

Universal title is a title acquired by the conveyance causa mortis of a stated proportion (for example, half) of all of the conveyor's property interests or all of a specified type of the conveyor's property interests. Such a conveyance is to make sure that upon the conveyor's death the recipient stands as a universal successor.

The term ‘universal title’ is also used to refer to the name or heading of something, for example a proceeding, statute, or book. The universal title is often in caps and a division of a statutory or regulatory code or of an act.