Deed

Definition of Deed

Pronunciation: dēd
a.1.Dead.
n.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.
Whose deeds some nobler poem shall adorn.
- Dryden.
3.Power of action; agency; efficiency.
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.
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.
In deed
in fact; in truth; verily. See Indeed.
v. t.1.To convey or transfer by deed; as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son.

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