Deed definition

dēd
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Something that is carried out; an act or action.
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A thing done; act.
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Action or performance in general.

Deeds, not words, matter most.

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Action; actual performance.

Honest in word and deed.

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A feat of courage, skill, etc.
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A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
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To transfer by means of a deed.

Deeded the property to the children.

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(law) A document by which a conveyance of real property is effected.
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To convey (property) by such a document.
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A written conveyance of an interest in real property.
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Action or fact, as opposed to rhetoric or deliberation.

I have fulfilled my promise in word and in deed.

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The definition of a deed is something which is done.

An example of a deed is a helpful act; a “good deed.”

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Deed is defined as a document of ownership.

An example of a deed is a contract to state ownership of land.

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To deed is defined as to transfer land to someone.

An example of deed is to give someone your house in your will.

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A signed, sealed, and delivered instrument.
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An instrument conveying an interest in real property.
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The act of granting a deed in property to another.
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A deed conveying the grantor’s interest in real property, as is, including any defects in title, and with no warranty that title is valid.
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A deed that contains one or more warranties, such as the validity of the grantor’s title, the recipient’s right of “quiet enjoyment” of the property, and the right to resell it free of any encumbrances; contrast quitclaim deed.
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(law) A legal contract showing bond.

I inherited the deed to the house.

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(informal) To transfer real property by deed.

He deeded over the mineral rights to some fellas from Denver.

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(informal) Indeed.
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An action or act; something that is done.
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A brave or noteworthy action; a feat or exploit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
deed
Plural:
deeds

Origin of deed

  • Middle English dede from Old English dǣd dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary