In deed
Deed Deed, n. [AS. d[=ae]d; akin to OS. d[=a]d, D. & Dan. daad, G. that, Sw. d[*a]d, Goth. d[=e]ds; fr. the root of do. See {Do}, v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster]

And Joseph said to them, What deed is this which ye have done? --Gen. xliv. 15. [1913 Webster]

We receive the due reward of our deeds. --Luke xxiii. 41. [1913 Webster]

Would serve his kind in deed and word. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Illustrious act; achievement; exploit. ``Knightly deeds.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Whose deeds some nobler poem shall adorn. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Power of action; agency; efficiency. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To be, both will and deed, created free. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Fact; reality; -- whence we have indeed. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) A sealed instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some transfer, bargain, or contract. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term is generally applied to conveyances of real estate, and it is the prevailing doctrine that a deed must be signed as well as sealed, though at common law signing was formerly not necessary. [1913 Webster]

{Blank deed}, a printed form containing the customary legal phraseology, with blank spaces for writing in names, dates, boundaries, etc. [1913 Webster]

6. Performance; -- followed by of. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{In deed}, in fact; in truth; verily. See {Indeed}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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