Definition of Torrens system in English:

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Torrens system

Pronunciation: /ˈtôrənz/ Pronunciation: /ˈtär-/


A system of land title registration, adopted originally in Australia and later in some states of the US.
Example sentences
  • So that Sealark has a form of legal title because the Federal Court's order gave it the title to the assets and the Corporations Law itself gave it the title to the assets, but it was not a title by registration under the Torrens system.
  • There would be a further question that I think the Chief Justice flagged in that South Australian case it did not have to come to, namely, the effect of the Torrens system registration on the Pigot doctrine.
  • Would that be done in Western Australia under the Torrens system?


Mid 19th century: named after Sir Robert Torrens (1814–84), first premier of South Australia.

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Syllabification: Tor·rens sys·tem

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