What is deed?

  • (noun): A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it.
    Example: "He signed the deed"
    Synonyms: deed of conveyance, title
    See also — Additional definitions below

Deed

A deed is any legal instrument in writing which passes, or affirms or confirms something which passes, an interest, right, or property and that is signed, attested, delivered, and in some jurisdictions sealed. A deed, also known as an instrument in solemn form, is the most formal type of private instrument requiring not only the maker of the deed (grantor, transferor) but also attesting witnesses as signatories. A deed has therefore a greater presumption of validity and is less rebuttable than an instrument under hand, i.e., signed by the party to the deed only, or an instrument under seal. A deed can be unilateral or bilateral. Deeds include conveyances, commissions, licenses, patents, diplomas, and conditionally powers of attorney if executed as deeds. The deed is the modern descendant of the medieval charter, and delivery is thought to symbolically replace the ancient ceremony of livery of seisin.

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List Of Judge John Deed Episodes - Series 6 (2007)
... Steve Kelly 6.2 million 9 January 2007 (2007-01-09) Deed sits in The Hague to hear the case of a British soldier who killed 11 Iraqi civilians and is being accused of ... A previous ruling Deed made against a British National Party councillor angers Muslim extremists, and a female assassin is sent to kill Deed 27 "War. 2007 (2007-01-11) During the War Crimes case in The Hague, Deed learns that the British Soldier on trial is being sacrificed as part of the government's overall exit strategy ...
List Of Judge John Deed Episodes - Series 4 (2005)
... As the case nears abandonment, Deed is forced to consider the heretofore unconstitutional option of a juryless trial ... Deed risks his career by sleeping with a claimant 17 "Defence of the Realm" G.F ... Newman Steve Kelly 5.8 million 3 February 2005 (2005-02-03) Deed's affair comes back to bite him as the Home Office pressures for his resignation or impeachment he is ...
Recording - Wild Deeds
... A deed that is recorded, but is not connected to the chain of title of the property, is called a wild deed ... A wild deed does not provide constructive notice to later purchasers of the property, because subsequent bona fide purchasers can not reasonably be expected to locate the ... indexes, it's possible that a deed won't be discovered even though it was recorded ...
Merger Doctrine (property Law)
... for the proposition that the contract for the conveyance of property merges into the deed of conveyance therefore, any guarantees made in the contract that are not ... and provide that some or all terms of the contract survive the closing and delivery of the deed ...
Trust Deed (real Estate)
... In real estate in the United States, a deed of trust or trust deed is a deed wherein legal title in real property is transferred to a trustee, which ... is referred to as the trustor, while the lender is referred to as the beneficiary of the deed of trust ...

More definitions of "deed":

  • (noun): A notable achievement.
    Example: "He performed a great deed"
    Synonyms: feat, effort, exploit

Famous quotes containing the word deed:

    In the unbending of the arm to do the deed there is experience worth all the maxims in the world.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Sometimes I lifted a chicken that warn’t roosting comfortable, and took him along. Pap always said, take a chicken when you get a chance, because if you don’t want him yourself you can easy find somebody that does, and a good deed ain’t ever forgot. I never see papa when he didn’t want the chicken himself, but that is what he used to say, anyway.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    ‘Tis a kind of good deed to say well,
    And yet words are no deeds.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)