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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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 ... on the grantor/grantee indexes, it's possible that a deed won't be discovered even though it was recorded ...
Merger Doctrine (property Law)
... for the conveyance of property merges into the deed of conveyance therefore, any guarantees made in the contract that are not reflected in the deed are extinguished when the deed is conveyed to the buyer of the ... terms of the contract survive the closing and delivery of the deed ...
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 temporarily exiled to lecture at a university ...
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 holds it as security for a loan (debt) between a borrower ... is referred to as the trustor, while the lender is referred to as the beneficiary of the deed of trust ...
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 war crimes ... 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 Crimes ... January 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 ...

More definitions of "deed":

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

Famous quotes containing the word deed:

    A real man doesn’t have to run from his mother, and may even have to face the reality that no great deed is going to be great enough for him to ransom himself completely, and he may always be in his mother’s debt. If he understands that . . . he won’t have to feel guilty, and he won’t have to please her completely. He can go ahead and be nice to her and let her be part of his life.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)

    The attorneys defending a criminal are rarely artists enough to turn the beautiful ghastliness of his deed to his advantage.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    In social halls a favored guest
    In years that follow victory won,
    How sweet to feel your festal fame
    In woman’s glance instinctive thrown:
    Repose is yours—your deed is known,
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)