- The definition of a deed is something which is done.
An example of a deed is a helpful act; a “good deed.”
- Deed is defined as a document of ownership.
An example of a deed is a contract to state ownership of land.
- To deed is defined as to transfer land to someone.
An example of deed is to give someone your house in your will.
- a thing done; act
- a feat of courage, skill, etc.
- action; actual performance: honest in word and deed
- Law a document under seal which, when delivered, transfers a present interest in property
Origin of deedMiddle English dede ; from Old English ded, dæd, akin to German tat, Old Dutch dede, Old Norse dath, Gothic deds: for Indo-European base see do
- Something that is carried out; an act or action.
- A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
- Action or performance in general: Deeds, not words, matter most.
- Law a. A signed, sealed, and delivered instrument.b. An instrument conveying an interest in real property.
transitive verbdeed·ed, deed·ing, deeds
Origin of deedMiddle English dede, from Old English d&aemac;d; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present deeds, present participle deeding, simple past and past participle deeded)
- (informal) To transfer real property by deed.
- He deeded over the mineral rights to some fellas from Denver.
From Middle English dede, from Old English dēd, (West Saxon) dǣd (“deed, act”), from Proto-Germanic *dēdiz (“deed”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰēti- (“deed, action”), *dʰéh₁tis. Cognate with West Frisian died, Dutch daad (“deed, act”), Low German Daat, German Tat (“deed, action”), Swedish and Danish dåd (“act, action”). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek θέσις (thesis, “setting, arrangement”). Related to do.
deed - Legal Definition
- A written conveyance of an interest in real property.
- The act of granting a deed in property to another.