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     21-14-6.   Determination of title, removal of clouds and commissioner's conveyance on absence or refusal of defendant to convey real property. In all actions arising under chapter 21-41, in actions brought for the satisfaction of record of mortgages and other liens upon real property, and in actions for the specific performance of contracts relating to real property, whenever the defendant is not found within the jurisdiction of the court and service of summons therein is made by publication or personally without the state, or whenever any defendant refuses or neglects to make a conveyance or cancel an encumbrance pursuant to the judgment of the court, the court may, by its judgment, determine and establish the title to the property, remove all clouds therefrom, or appoint a commissioner to convey the property on behalf of such defendant.

Source: SL 1889, ch 111; RCCivP 1903, § 691; RC 1919, § 2871; SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 37.1509.

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