Deed poll

Deed poll,

Definition of Deed poll:

  1. A legal deed made and executed by one party only, especially to formalize a change of a persons name.

  2. Unilateral deed. Deed that is executed by only one party (the sole party to it), or by two or more parties having identical interests. It gets its name from the old practice in which the edges of the pages of such deeds were shaved (polled) to to make them straight. The objective of polling was to differentiate these deeds from the indentures, which had their pages torn to create jagged edges for matching all copies for authentication.

How to use Deed poll in a sentence?

  1. He changed his name by deed poll.

Meaning of Deed poll & Deed poll Definition