- It refers to the ownership obtained through the death-related transfer of a certain percentage, such as one-fourth, of all properties or a certain category of properties of the deceased. The recipient is thereby established as a universal heir upon the death of the property owner
- Upon her aunt's demise, Sally became the universal title holder of half of her aunt's real estate assets.
- The will outlined that the universal title of all his intellectual properties should pass to his nephew.
- Under the law, he could not claim the universal title without the will explicitly stating such terms.