deed


deed
deed 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 that someone owns a particular property
ˈtransfer deed LAW FINANCE PROPERTY
a formal agreement relating to change of ownership, or property, or shares; = deed of transfer
ˈtrust deed LAW FINANCE
a formal legal document that creates a trust (= arrangement where someone controls another person's money for them ) . It states who will manage the trust, how it is to be managed, and who will gain from it; = trust instrument:

• Trustees for the stockholders and eurobond holders are appointed under trust deeds.

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deed UK US /diːd/ noun [C]
LAW, PROPERTY a legal document that is an official record of an agreement or official proof that someone owns land or a building: »

Solicitors should ensure that borrowers understand the mortgage on offer before signing the mortgage deed.

See also TITLE DEED(Cf. ↑title deed)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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 — 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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