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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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(9) For example, consider a warranty deed to one spouse's revocable trust by married Michigan residents.
However, lawyer Balqees Al Mannai told the GDN that the woman and her two children have once again been kicked out of their home because the husband allegedly transferred the property deed to one of his sons from a previous marriage.
Every fan who bought the LP, which cost pounds 2.50, received an application form to be returned to his record company by December 1975, and in return they received the documented freehold deed to one square foot.