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Definition a legal document indicating ownership of property

More commonly, deed refers to a notable achievement —as in "She did a good deed."
  • After the divorce, she moved out of the house and since her name wasn't on the deed, she mistakenly thought the mortgage no longer concerned her.
deed = a legal document indicating ownership of property
  • We can't find the deed, but a copy is recorded with the county.
  • deed = legal document indicating ownership of property
  • Has she signed the deed yet?
  • deed = a legal document transferring ownership of property
  • My grandmother deeded her home to my mother.
  • deeded = legally transferred ownership of property
  • The title-deeds, which were in his own possession, were owned by the pigs jointly.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • These consisted of stock certificates, deeds of trust, and promissory notes.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • As he spoke he put the money remaining in his pocket, took the title deeds in the bundle as Harker had left them, and swept the remaining things into the open fireplace, where he set fire to them with a match.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • Land-lust, which had been expressed by constant bickering over boundaries and deeds, could now be elevated to the arena of morality; one could cry witch against one's neighbor and feel perfectly justified in the bargain.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • When I came in he cleared the books and papers from the table, and with him I went into plans and deeds and figures of all sorts.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • Of them he will have deeds of purchase, keys and other things.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • PROCTOR: Mr. Parris, you are the first minister ever did demand the deed to this house—
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deed = legal document indicating ownership of property
  • There were title deeds of the Piccadilly house in a great bundle, deeds of the purchase of the houses at Mile End and Bermondsey, notepaper, envelopes, and pens and ink.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • There were title deeds of the Piccadilly house in a great bundle, deeds of the purchase of the houses at Mile End and Bermondsey, notepaper, envelopes, and pens and ink.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • But to ask ownership is like you shall own the meeting house itself; the last meeting I were at you spoke so long on deeds and mortgages I thought it were an auction.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • Frederick, it was said, intended to bring against them twenty men all armed with guns, and he had already bribed the magistrates and police, so that if he could once get hold of the title-deeds of Animal Farm they would ask no questions.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • During a controversy of this character, Jeems Cunningham testified that his mother spelled it Cunningham on deeds and things, but she was really a Coningham, she was an uncertain speller, a seldom reader, and was given to looking far away sometimes when she sat on the front gallery in the evening.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • All of our property is free from mortgage, and is deeded to an undenominational board of trustees who have the control of the institution.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • It's even been deeded over to him.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • He did, in fact, die from the operation, but not before he had deeded Tiny Soderball his claim on Hunker Creek.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • He filed on this land, and he deeded it to his boss.
    Louis L'Amour  --  The Broken Gun

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