after acquired title


after acquired title
Doctrine under which title acquired by grantor who previously attempted to convey title to land which he did not in fact own, inures automatically to benefit of prior grantees. Morris v. Futischa, 194 Okl. 224, 148 P.2d 986, 987.
The doctrine provides that, although the sale of another's property is null, the purchaser is entitled to the benefit of any title subsequently acquired by the seller. Acree v. Shell Oil Co., D.C.La., 548 F.Supp. 1150, 1156.
See estoppel (estoppel by deed)

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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