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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deed  \Deed\,  a. 
  Dead.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deed  \Deed\,  n.  [AS.  d?d;  akin  to  OS  d[=a]d,  D.  &  Dan.  daad,  G. 
  thai,  Sw  d[*a]d,  Goth.  d?ds;  fr  the  root  of  do  See  {Do}, 
  v.  t.] 
  1.  That  which  is  done  or  effected  by  a  responsible  agent;  an 
  act  an  action  a  thing  done  --  a  word  of  extensive 
  application,  including,  whatever  is  done  good  or  bad 
  great  or  small 
 
  And  Joseph  said  to  them  What  deed  is  this  which  ye 
  have  done?  --Gen.  xliv. 
  15. 
 
  We  receive  the  due  reward  of  our  deeds.  --Luke 
  xxiii.  41. 
 
  Would  serve  his  kind  in  deed  and  word  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  Illustrious  act  achievement;  exploit.  ``Knightly  deeds.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Whose  deeds  some  nobler  poem  shall  adorn.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Power  of  action  agency;  efficiency.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  be  both  will  and  deed,  created  free  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Fact  reality;  --  whence  we  have  indeed. 
 
  5.  (Law)  A  sealed  instrument  in  writing,  on  paper  or 
  parchment,  duly  executed  and  delivered,  containing  some 
  transfer,  bargain,  or  contract. 
 
  Note:  The  term  is  generally  applied  to  conveyances  of  real 
  estate,  and  it  is  the  prevailing  doctrine  that  a  deed 
  must  be  signed  as  well  as  sealed,  though  at  common  law 
  signing  was  formerly  not  necessary. 
 
  {Blank  deed},  a  printed  form  containing  the  customary  legal 
  phraseology,  with  blank  spaces  for  writing  in  names 
  dates,  boundaries,  etc 
 
  6.  Performance;  --  followed  by  of  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {In  deed},  in  fact  in  truth;  verily.  See  {Indeed}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deed  \Deed\,  v.  t. 
  To  convey  or  transfer  by  deed;  as  he  deeded  all  his  estate 
  to  his  eldest  son.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deed 
  n  1:  a  notable  achievement:  "the  book  was  her  finest  effort" 
  [syn:  {feat},  {effort},  {exploit}] 
  2:  a  legal  document  signed  and  sealed  and  delivered  to  effect  a 
  transfer  of  property  and  to  show  the  legal  right  to 
  possess  it  "he  signed  the  deed";  "he  kept  the  title  to 
  his  car  in  the  glove  compartment"  [syn:  {deed  of 
  conveyance},  {title}] 




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