Definition of Deed:

  1. Legal document (instrument) by which an asset owner (the grantor) transfers his or her right of ownership (title) in an asset to another party (the grantee). To be enforceable, a deed must (1) state on its face that it is a deed, (2) accurately describe the property which is the subject matter of the deed, (3) be validly signed (executed) in presence of the prescribed number of witnesses, and (4) be handed over (delivered) to the grantee as a deed. Deeds may contain limitations or promises (covenants) which are enforceable even if unwarranted or not supported by a consideration. Some deeds (such as a deed of arrangement) serve as evidence of a pledge to carry out one or more specified actions, whereas others (such as a deed of protest) evidence that such actions have actually been carried out.

  2. Convey or transfer (property or rights) by legal deed.

  3. A legal document that is signed and delivered, especially one regarding the ownership of property or legal rights.

  4. An action that is performed intentionally or consciously.

Synonyms of Deed

Abalienate, Accomplished fact, Accomplishment, Achievement, Act, Acta, Action, Adventure, Agreement, Alien, Alienate, Amortize, Aristeia, Arrangement, Assign, Bargain, Barter, Bequeath, Blow, Bold stroke, Bond, Cause, Cede, Charter, Compact, Confer, Consign, Contract, Contract by deed, Contract of record, Contract quasi, Convey, Conveyance, Coup, Covenant, Covenant of indemnity, Crusade, Dealings, Debenture, Debenture bond, Deed of trust, Deed over, Deed poll, Deliver, Demise, Devolve upon, Document, Doing, Doings, Effort, Endeavor, Enfeoff, Enterprise, Exchange, Exploit, Fait accompli, Feat, Formal contract, Gaining, Gest, Give, Give title to, Go, Group policy, Hand, Hand down, Hand on, Hand over, Handiwork, Heroic act, Implied contract, Indent, Indenture, Instrument, Insurance policy, Job, Make over, Maneuver, Measure, Mortgage deed, Move, Negotiate, Operation, Overt act, Pact, Parol contract, Pass, Pass on, Pass over, Passage, Performance, Policy, Proceeding, Production, Promissory note, Quest, Recognizance, Remise, Res gestae, Sell, Settle, Settle on, Sign away, Sign over, Special contract, Specialty, Specialty contract, Step, Stroke, Stunt, Surrender, Thing, Thing done, Title deed, Tour de force, Trade, Transaction, Transfer, Transmit, Turn, Turn over, Undertaking, Winning, Work, Works, Act, Action, Activity, Legal document, Contract, Legal agreement, Indenture, Instrument, Transfer, Give the right of, Give the title of, Grant, Cede, Devolve, Lease

How to use Deed in a sentence?

  1. The deed to the land and house was signed over from the seller to the new owner of the property.
  2. Before the close of business Friday, a copy of the deed to the Smith Mansion needs to be in our possession, in order to accelerate the process of the inheritance disbursement.
  3. Doing good deeds.
  4. Often times people sign a multitude of papers when purchasing a home but they never even read the deed of trust.
  5. They deeded their property to their children.
  6. Mortgage deeds.

Meaning of Deed & Deed Definition