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Worthier Title--A Rule of Property: In Cochran v. Frierson' the Supreme Court affirmed the rule of Robinson v. Blankenship that the doctrine of worthier title is still a rule of absolute property law in Tennessee, and not a rule of construction. The Blankenship case is nationally recognized as representative of the early English doctrine which was abolished by statute in England in 1833. The doctrine has been modified by the majority of American courts which hold that it is a rule of construction.