(765 ILCS 40/2)
(from Ch. 30, par. 1202)
As used in this Act:
"Adverse instrument" means any document, instrument, or paper that
adversely affects, but does not convey, the fee title to registered land,
and the validity of which is not dependent upon consent by an owner of the
registered land or some person claiming by, through, or under that owner.
Adverse instruments include, but are not limited to, mechanics' lien
claims, memoranda of judgment, and lis pendens notices. Adverse
instruments do not include sheriff's deeds, marshal's deeds, or tax deeds.
"Voluntary instrument" means any document, instrument, or paper that
either conveys the fee title to registered land or affects title to
registered land and the validity of which is dependent upon consent by an
owner of the registered land or some person claiming by, through, or under
that owner. Voluntary instruments include, but are not limited to, deeds,
including tax deeds, sheriff's deeds, and marshal's deeds, mortgages,
assignments of mortgage, leases, and grants of easement or license.
"Registered land" means real property and interests in real property, the
title to which has been registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act.
"Registrar's certification of condition of title" means a document,
prepared manually or by data processing equipment, that contains the number
of the certificate of title, name of the owner, permanent real estate index
number, legal description of the land, and nature of the estate of the
owner and by memorial contains a description of all estates, easements,
encumbrances, liens, interests, and charges to which the estate of the
owner is subject; in the event title to the land is held in trust, it shall
so state; and if the land is subject to any condition or limitation, it
shall state the nature and character of the condition or limitation.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)