See also: dee'd, 'deed, and Deed

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From Middle English dede, from Old English dēd, dǣd (deed, act), from Proto-West Germanic *dādi, from Proto-Germanic *dēdiz (deed), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁tis (deed, action). Analyzable through Proto-Germanic as do +‎ -th. Doublet of thesis.

The real estate sense derives from the fact that property deeds are traditionally used to demonstrate proof of ownership of a legal title in common law jurisdictions, such as England & Wales and most of the United States.

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  • IPA(key): /diːd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːd

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deed (plural deeds)

  1. An action or act; something that is done.
    One small deed can have one stour effect or more.
  2. A brave or noteworthy action; a feat or exploit.
  3. Action or fact, as opposed to rhetoric or deliberation.
    I have fulfilled my promise in word and in deed.
  4. (law) A legal instrument that is executed under seal or before a witness; sometimes required for certain legal activities, such as the transfer of certain kinds of property.
    1. (by extension, real estate) The legal title to real estate; ownership.
      I inherited the deed to the house.

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deed (third-person singular simple present deeds, present participle deeding, simple past and past participle deeded)

  1. (real estate, informal) To transfer real property by deed.
    He deeded over the mineral rights to some fellas from Denver.

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deed

  1. singular past indicative of doen

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Etymology edit

From Old English dēad, from Proto-West Germanic *daud, from Proto-Germanic *daudaz.

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deed

  1. dead (no longer alive)
  2. inert, inactive.

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  • English: dead
  • Geordie English: deed
  • Scots: dede, deid, deed
  • Yola: deed

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deed

  1. past participle of dee
  2. (South Scots) past participle of dei

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deed

  1. indeed

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Etymology edit

From Middle English deed, from Old English dēad, from Proto-West Germanic *daud.

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deed

  1. dead[1]
    • 1927, “LAMENT OF A WIDOW”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, page 130, lines 4[2]:
      Ochone! Jone, thee yart deed.
      Ochone, John, you are dead.

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  1. ^ Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 33
  2. ^ Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland