innocent purchaser

Definition of "innocent purchaser"
  1. An individual who buys property fairly, paying a reasonable price, and without awareness of any issues that might suggest the seller doesn't have legitimate ownership rights
How to use "innocent purchaser" in a sentence
  1. The court let the innocent purchaser keep the artwork, as he had no way of knowing it was previously stolen.
  2. The innocent purchaser claimed she was unaware the vehicle she bought was involved in illegal activities.
  3. Despite numerous signs of forgery, the man was still considered an innocent purchaser because he was oblivious to the discrepancies.

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