contract for sale of land

A contract which calls for conveyance of interest in real estate and requires a writing signed by party sought to be charged as being within Statute of Frauds.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • contract of sale — A contract by which one of the contracting parties, called the seller, enters into an obligation to the other to cause him to have freely, by a title of proprietor, a thing, for the price of a certain sum of money, which the other contracting… …   Black's law dictionary

  • sale of land — An actual transfer of title to the land from grantor to grantee by an appropriate instrument of conveyance executed for a consideration in money or the equivalent of money. Keogh v Peck, 316 Ill 318, 147 NE 266, 38 ALR 1151. An effective transfer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • executory contract of sale — A contract, the terms and conditions of which must be performed before title passes. 46 Am J1st Sales § 412. A land contract under which the execution and delivery of a further instrument is necessary for the passing of title to the purchaser. 55 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • land — n 1: an area of the earth usu. inclusive of improvements, bodies of water, and natural or man made objects and extending indefinitely upward and downward compare air right 2: an estate, interest, or right in land land means both surface and… …   Law dictionary

  • Contract — law …   Wikipedia

  • sale — noun 1 act of selling sth; occasion when things are sold ADJECTIVE ▪ quick ▪ The price is low to ensure a quick sale. ▪ illegal ▪ the illegal sale of alcohol ▪ art …   Collocations dictionary

  • sale — n 1 a: the transfer of title to property from one party to another for a price; also: the contract of such a transaction see also short 1 2 compare barter, donation …   Law dictionary

  • CONTRACT — (Heb. חוֹזֶה, ḥozeh), in general law theory a legally binding agreement between two or more parties, in terms of which one party undertakes for the benefit of the other to perform or refrain from a certain act. As such, contract is the main… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • contract — con·tract 1 / kän ˌtrakt/ n [Latin contractus from contrahere to draw together, enter into (a relationship or agreement), from com with, together + trahere to draw] 1: an agreement between two or more parties that creates in each party a duty to… …   Law dictionary

  • SALE — (Heb. מְכִירָה, mekhirah). Sale may be defined as the permanent transfer for consideration of existing legal rights from one person to another. The consideration may be in money or in kind. By extension the term sale is also used to denote a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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