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deed poll

[pohl]
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noun, plural deeds poll. Law.
  1. a deed signed and executed only by the grantor.

Origin of deed poll

First recorded in 1580–90
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Historical Examples

  • The appointment was by deed-poll, and strictly in accordance with the powers of the settlement.

    Mary Anerley

    R. D. Blackmore


British Dictionary definitions for deed poll

deed poll

noun
  1. law a deed made by one party only, esp one by which a person changes his name
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