Definitions for "Torrens system"
A system of registration of titles to land (as distinct from registration of deeds) introduced into South Australia by the Real Property (or Torrens) Act (act 15 of 1857-58), drafted by Sir Robert Torrens (1814-84). Its essential feature is the guaranty by the government of properly registered titles. The system has been generally adopted in Australia and British Columbia, and in its original or a modified form in some other countries, including some States of the United States. Hence Torrens title, etc.
The Land Titles System as originated in Australia by a Mr. Torrens in 1858.
System for recording land titles designed to prevent the selling of the same parcel of land to more that one person.