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deed meaning

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  • Noun: deed  deed
    1. A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
      "he signed the deed"
      - deed of conveyance, title 
    2. Something that people do or cause to happen
      - act, human action, human activity

    Derived forms: deeds

    Type of: event, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

    Encyclopedia: Deed

  • [Architecture]

    Any duly attested, written document executed under seal and delivered to effect a transfer, bond, or contract, such as a conveyance of real property or interest therein.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    (Law )

    noun [C]


    a type of written agreement that is made and signed in a formal way. Deeds are required in particular circumstances, for example when a house is sold:

    the deeds of the house

    The paintings were donated to the museum under a deed of gift. See note at AGREEMENT

    verb [+ obj] (AmE)

    to arrange for property to belong to sb else with this type of legal document:

    The homeowners say that the beach in front of their homes is deeded to them.

  • [Economics]
    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.

  • [Finance]
    A legal document that grants the bearer a right or privilege, provided that he or she meets a number of conditions. In order to receive the privilege - usually ownership, the bearer must be able to do so without causing others undue hardship. A person who poses a risk to society as a result of holding a deed may be restricted in his or her ability to use the property.

  • [Law]
    n. A written document that must make it clear on its face that it is intended to be a deed and validly executed as a deed. Before 31 July 1990, all deeds required a seal in order to be validly executed, but this requirement was abolished by the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989. A deed executed since that date by an individual requires only that it must be signed by its maker in the presence of a witness, or at the maker's direction and in the presence of two witnesses, and delivered. Deeds executed by companies require before delivery the signature of a director and secretary, or two directors, of the company; alternatively, if the company has a seal, the deed may be executed by affixing the company seal. If the deed is a contractual document, it is referred to as a specialty. A promise contained in a deed is called a covenant and is binding even if not supported by consideration. Covenants may be either express or implied. A deed normally takes effect on delivery; actual delivery constitutes handing it to the other party; constructive delivery involved (in strict theory) touching the seal with the finger, and saying words such as "I deliver this as my act and deed". If a deed is delivered but is not to become operative until a future date or until some condition has been fulfilled, it is called an escrow.The recitals of a deed are those parts that merely declare facts and do not effect any of the substance of the transaction. They are usually inserted to explain the reason for the transaction. The operative part of a deed is the part that actually effects the objects of the deed, as by transferring land. The testatum (or witnessing part) constitutes the opening words of the operative part, i.e. "Now this deed witnesseth as follows". The premisesare the words in the operative part that describe the parties and the transaction involved. The parcelsare the words in the premises that describe the property involved. The testimonium is the concluding part, beginning "In witness whereof", and containing the signatures of the parties and witnesses. The locus sigilli is the position indicated for placing the seal. When a deed refers to itself as "these presents", "presents" means present statements. The advantage of a deed over an ordinary contract is that the limitation period is 12 rather than 6 years (see LIMITATION OF ACTIONS) and no consideration is required for the deed to be enforceable. See also DEED POLl..
  • Doubts could be swept away only by deeds.
  • His last act must be a deed of impiety.
  • Do n't go along with them in their evil deeds ..
  • They were the deeds of a hardened criminal.
  • You've done deeds of unheard-of bravery.
  • From words to deeds is a great space.
  • We always fit our deeds to our words.
  • Those who perform deeds of merit shall be rewarded.
  • Then he remembers his deeds of heroism.
  • The primacy of the deed is over word and thought.
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