deed
deed 1 n
1: something done: act (1)
my free act and deed
2: a written instrument by which a person transfers ownership of real property to another see also deliver, grantee, grantor, recording act, registry, title compare certificate of title
◇ A deed must be properly executed and delivered in order to be effective. Additionally, the grantor must have freely intended to make the transfer at the time of the conveyance. Deeds are recorded at the local registry of deeds to give notice of ownership.
bargain and sale deed
1: a contract resulting from a bargain between a buyer and a seller of real property that creates a use in the buyer and therefore transfers title to the buyer by operation of law
2: a deed in which the grantor makes no warranties of title to the grantee
deed of trust: an instrument securing a debt in which a debtor conveys the legal ownership of real property to a trustee to be held in trust for the benefit of the creditor or to be sold upon the debtor's default to pay the debt: a mortgage with a power of sale – called also trust deed;
mas·ter deed: a deed that submits the land described therein to the provisions of a state's law regarding condominiums and sets out various information (as about the units, common areas, bylaws, and rights of the owners) as required under state law compare declaration of condominium at declaration 4
quit·claim deed
1: a deed that grants only whatever title or interest the grantor had to the property without any warranty as to the title
2: special warranty deed in this entry compare warranty deed in this entry
sheriff's deed: a deed given to a buyer of property purchased at a sheriff's sale
special warranty deed: a deed in which the property transferred is warranted to be free of all liens or encumbrances made by, through, or under the grantor
tax deed: a deed evidencing the transfer of title acquired by the grantee as purchaser of property at a tax sale compare tax certificate
trust deed: deed of trust in this entry
unit deed: a deed conveying a condominium unit
warranty deed: a deed warranting that the grantor has a good title free and clear of all encumbrances and will defend the grantee against all claims compare quitclaim deed in this entry
deed 2 vt: to convey by deed

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

deed
I noun assignment, authentication, certificate, charter, conveyance, covenant, document, document which passes a present interest, instrument, instrument which transfers title to realty, muniments, record, release, signed and delivered instrument, transfer, transference associated concepts: ancient deed, bargain and sale deed, commissioner of deeds, contract for deed, deed by way of mortgage, deed duly registered, deed for a nominal sum, deed in fee simple, deed in the nature of a mortgage, deed of assignment, deed of conveyance, deed of covenant, deed of gift, deed of land, deed of trust, deed with covenant of warranty, estoppel by deed, executed deed, general warranty deed, gift deed, good and effectual deed, good and sufficient deed, joint deeds, mineral deed, quitclaim deed, recorded deed, registers of deeds, rescission of deed, reservation in a deed, sheriffs deed, simultaneous deeds, special warranty deed, tax deed, trust deed, void or voidable deeds, warranty deed foreign phrases:
- Interpretatio chartam m benlgne faclenda est, ut res magis valeat quant pereat. — The construction of deeds should be liberal in order that the transaction may be effective rather than fail
- Trad itio loqui faclt chartam. — Delivery gives voice to the words of a deed.
- Mala grammatica non vitiat chartam; sed in exposltione instrumentorum ma la grammatlca quo ad fieri possit evitanda est — Bad grammar does not vitiate a deed, but, in the drafting of instruments, bad grammar should, as far as possible, be avoided.
- Crammatica falsa non vitiat chartam. — False grammar does not vitiate a deed
- Charta de non ente non valet — A deed of a thing not in being is invalid.
- Facta tenent multa quae fieri prohibentur. — Deeds contain many things which are prohibited to be done
- Allegatio contra factum non est admittenda. — An allegation contrary to the deed is not admissible.
II index act (enactment), act (undertaking), alienate (transfer title), cede, contribute (supply), convey (transfer), descend, dominion (absolute ownership), endeavor, give (grant), grant (transfer formally), instrument (document), overt act, performance (execution), present (make a gift), step, title (right), transaction, transfer

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


deed
Only in relatively rare circumstances is a deed required to complete a transaction. In a commercial situation the most common use is where a variation or concession is made without the other party giving anything in return. A deed is enforceable regardless of the legal requirements for contracts such as the need for consideration. Where a deed is necessary, there are special requirements for a company wishing to enter into such an arrangement which may either involve use of the company or the signature of two directors or a director and a company secretary.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


deed
n.
A written instrument, signed and delivered, by which one person conveys land to another.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


deed
a written instrument whereby an interest, right or property passes, or an obligation binding on some person is created that affirms some prior act as a result of which some interest, right or property has passed. In English law, prior to the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989, execution of a document as a deed required that the document be signed, sealed and delivered. Since that Act, sealing is no longer required, although the document must make it clear that the parties to it intended that it should take effect as a deed; indeed, the usual formula presently employed is 'executed as a deed'. Prior to the 1989 Act, it was not strictly necessary to a deed's validity that it be witnessed; since 1989 such an attestation is mandatory.
In Scotland there is no specific definition, but it has been held that jottings on an envelope did not constitute a deed: Lennie v . Lennie's Tr s 1914 1 SLT 250.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


deed
A document that transfers ownership of real estate and is recorded in the local public land records. (See also: deed of trust, quitclaim deed, transfer-on-death deed, warranty deed)
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

deed
A written document which is executed with the necessary formality (that is, more than a simple signature), and by which an interest, right or property passes or is confirmed, or an obligation binding on some person is created or confirmed. Deeds are generally enforceable despite any lack of consideration; and the limitation period for actions brought under deed is generally 12 years (sections 8, 19 and 20, Limitation Act 1980).
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A written instrument by which one party conveys real property to another. A deed is typically signed and notarized by the conveying party and filed in the recorder's office or real estate office in the county where the real property is located.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


deed
1 n. A written conveyance of an interest in real property.
2 v. The act of granting a deed in property to another.
@ quitclaim deed
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.
n. An instrument which transfers all of the right, title and interest that the conveyor has in a piece of property, but with no warranty or assurances that the conveyor has good and legal title; risk of liens or encumbrances pass to the transferee.
@ warranty deed
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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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


deed
A written instrument, which has been signed and delivered, by which one individual, the grantor, conveys title to real property to another individual, the grantee; a conveyance of land, tenements, or hereditaments, from one individual to another.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


deed
A written instrument, which has been signed and delivered, by which one individual, the grantor, conveys title to real property to another individual, the grantee; a conveyance of land, tenements, or hereditaments, from one individual to another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

deed
   1) n. the written document which transfers title (ownership) or an interest in real property to another person. The deed must describe the real property, name the party transferring the property (grantor), the party receiving the property (grantee) and be signed by the grantor, who must then acknowledge before a notary public that he/she/it executed the deed. To complete the transfer (conveyance) the deed must be recorded in the office of the County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds. There are two basic types of deeds: a warranty deed, which guarantees that the grantor owns title, and the quitclaim deed, which transfers only that interest in the real property which the grantor actually has. The quitclaim is often used among family members or from one joint owner to the other when there is little question about existing ownership, or just to clear the title. This is not to be confused with a deed of trust, which is a form of mortgage.
   2) v. to transfer title by a written deed.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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