deed to

deed to

1. verb To transfer legal ownership of something, often property, to someone else. A deed is a legal document that proves one's ownership of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "deed" and "to." "Over" is sometimes used before "to." My grandfather deeded his house to me in his will. Do you really think she'll deed her whole collection over to me?
2. noun The legal ownership of something. In this usage, "deed to" is a set phrase. According to my grandfather's will, I now have the deed to his house.
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deed something (over) to someone

to grant something, such as land, to someone; to transfer legal title to something to someone. Grudgingly, he deeded the land over to Walter. He deeded the property to his niece.
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Creating a positive environment is essential for the good deed to flourish.
Secondly, in order for a title deed to be divided, say a title deed of a plot of land into ten title deeds representing the apartments that have been constructed upon it, the building must receive a Certificate of Final Approval that it has been constructed according to the relevant permits and that all property taxes relating to this property are paid prior to the division of the title deed.
Cost of procuring a title deed to an investor varies between 1 per cent and 2 per cent of the cost of the property purchased, depending on what is stated in their sales and purchase contract (SPA).
This is also true as to timber and minerals taken before C records and wins the race with B, as the race victory is not retroactive to the date when C took delivery of the deed to C.
An insufficient legal description of the property, a lack of subscribing witnesses, and failure to obtain joinder of the grantor's spouse on a deed to homestead property are a few examples of this type of defect.
On acceptance of the RSC'S offer, the employee signed and delivered a blank deed to the RSC.
MARTIN Shaw returns as maverick and liberal Judge John Deed to take on the establishment -and try a few cases.
Unfortunately, the deed to the children inaccurately included substantial acreage on the west side of the highway (which was intended to be conveyed to Harry Larson).
And an indulgence reduces punishment by the same amount as is reduced by the prayer or deed to which it is attached.
It was a fun, learning experience to get a copy of the original deed to the property at the Register of Deeds Office.
Cyprus is probably the only country in the developed world where a property seller is not obliged to hand over the title deed to the buyer as soon as full payment is made.
P, claiming he was entitled to develop up to 62 residences on smaller lots, executed a deed to the county purporting to limit development to 30 residences.
AutoCAD users gain an additional advantage with DEED through special links that allow DEED to automatically create Bills of Material (BOMs) from AutoCAD drawings.
LAST Sunday, this paper reported how an elderly woman, who had been waiting for a title deed to her property for 28 years, was told by the developer that she could have it.
We have anticipated our customers needs for support for the latest Microsoft Windows platforms, so we have upgraded DEED to give them the option of loading our software as either a 16-bit application for Windows and Windows for Workgroups, or as a 32-bit application for Windows NT and Windows 95," said Barbara Crook, vice president of Marketing for Bionic Knight Software and a chief architect of DEED.