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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... Newman 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 ... 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, Episode 2" G.F. 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 ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
... that the contract 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 ... or all terms of the contract survive the closing and delivery of the deed ...
... 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 ... is referred to as the beneficiary of the deed of trust ...
... 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 ... stated that Because title searching relies on the grantor/grantee indexes, it's possible that a deed won't be discovered even though it was recorded ...
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“But the creative person is subject to a different, higher law than mere national law. Whoever has to create a work, whoever has to bring about a discovery or deed which will further the cause of all of humanity, no longer has his home in his native land but rather in his work.”
—Stefan Zweig (18811942)
“Is it not possible that an individual may be right and a government wrong? Are laws to be enforced simply because they were made? or declared by any number of men to be good, if they are not good? Is there any necessity for a mans being a tool to perform a deed of which his better nature disapproves?”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The deed is everything, the glory naught.”
—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (17491832)