Legal document that passes an interest in property or binds a person to perform or abstain from some action. Deeds are of two kinds: indenture and deed poll. Indentures bind two or more parties in mutual obligations. A deed poll is made by one party only, such as when a person changes his or her name.
Bargain sale deeds convey title to property by contract but do not guarantee title unless they include a specific covenant to that effect; quitclaim deeds convey a grantor's interest but do not guarantee title; warranty deeds convey interest and guarantee title to the subject property.
ETYM AS. daed.
1. A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it; SYN. deed of conveyance, title.
2. A notable achievement; SYN. feat, effort, exploit.
ETYM Colloq. U. S.
To convey or transfer by deed.