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n. Incorporeal or theoretical or hypothetical. Under real property, this is a record of all interests and transactions in a piece of real property. This type of report shows transactions such as ownership, mortgages, tax liens, and deeds. An attorney or a title company can usually and legally prepare abstracts of title on a property.


 - Withdraw; separate. Considered apart from any application to a particular object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; as, abstract truth, abstract numbers. Hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult. (Logic) (a) Expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; - opposed to concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word. (b) Resulting from the mental faculty of abstraction; general as opposed to particular; as, 'reptile' is an abstract or general name. Abstracted; absent in mind.


 - vb. To withdraw; to separate; to take away. To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects. To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute. To epitomize; to abridge. To take secretly or ...

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