deed

A document that has been signed, sealed, and delivered. The seal and the delivery make it different from an ordinary written agreement. The former use of sealing wax and a signet to effect the seal is now usually replaced by using a small paper disc; delivery may now be informal, i. e. by carrying out some act to show that the deed is intended to be operative. Some transactions, such as conveyances of land, must be carried out by deed to be effective.

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  • deed — 1 n 1: something done: act (1) my free act and deed 2: a written instrument by which a person transfers ownership of real property to another see also deliver …   Law dictionary

  • deed — [diːd] noun [countable] LAW a formal written document that is a record of an agreement, especially one relating to property: • The parties to a deed should sign it in the presence of a witness. ˈtitle deed LAW PROPERTY a legal document proving …   Financial and business terms

  • Deed — Deed, n. [AS. d[=ae]d; akin to OS. d[=a]d, D. & Dan. daad, G. that, Sw. d[*a]d, Goth. d[=e]ds; fr. the root of do. See {Do}, v. t.] 1. That which is done or effected by a responsible agent; an act; an action; a thing done; a word of extensive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deed — [di:d] n [: Old English; Origin: dAd] 1.) formal something someone does, especially something that is very good or very bad ▪ After the morning s good deeds he deserved a rest. ▪ She tried to strangle her baby and her lover helped her finish the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 'Deed I Do — Music by Fred Rose Lyrics by Walter Hirsch Published 1926 Form Jazz standard Deed I Do is a 1926 jazz standard composed by Fred Rose with lyrics by Walter Hirsch.[1] It was introduced by vaudeville performer S. L. Sta …   Wikipedia

  • Deed — Deed, v. t. To convey or transfer by deed; as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deed — [dēd] n. [ME dede < OE ded, dæd, akin to Ger tat, ODu dede, ON dath, Goth deds: for IE base see DO1] 1. a thing done; act 2. a feat of courage, skill, etc. 3. action; actual performance [honest in word and deed] 4. Law …   English World dictionary

  • Deed — (d[=e]d), a. Dead. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deed — [ did ] noun count * 1. ) usually plural LEGAL an official document that gives details of a legal agreement, especially about who owns a building or piece of land 2. ) LITERARY something that someone does someone s good deed for the day HUMOROUS… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deed — O.E. dæd a doing, act, action, transaction, event, from P.Gmc. *dædis (Cf. O.S. dad, O.N. dað, O.Fris. dede, M.Du. daet, Du. daad, O.H.G. tat, Ger. Tat deed, Goth. gadeþs a putting, placing ), from PIE *dhetis ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • deed — n *action, act Analogous words: exploit, *feat, achievement deed vb *transfer, convey, alienate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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