Escrow Terms & Phrases
Terms and Phrases is Commonwealth Land Title's Glossary of definitions, meanings, and
descriptions of significance for some of our industry's most often used
terms and phrases.
Look for terms and phrases in Alphabetical Order:
Joinder -- Joining together in some legal proceeding.
Joint Protection Policy -- A policy of title insurance which insures both the owners and the lender under the same policy.
Judgment Creditor -- A person, corporation, etc., that has been awarded a money judgment by a court. Recording an abstract of said judgment would create a lien on real property owned by the judgment debtor in the county where the abstract is recorded.
Judgment Debtor -- A person, corporation, etc., against whom a money judgment has been awarded by the court.
Judgment -- The decision of a court of law. Money judgments, when recorded, become a lien on real property of the defendant.