In this article, the following definitions apply except as otherwise specified:

Terms Used In N.Y. Insurance Law 6401

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.

(a) “Title insurance corporation” means a corporation exercising any of the powers described in paragraph one or two of subsection (b) of section six thousand four hundred three of this article.

(b) “Title insurance policy” means any policy or contract insuring or guaranteeing the owners of real property and chattels real and other persons interested therein, or having liens thereon, against loss by reason of encumbrances thereon and defective titles.