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deed poll (plural deeds poll)

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  1. (law) A deed relating only to one party, distinguished from an indenture by having the edge of the paper cut evenly, or "polled", rather than being indented.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  2. (law, Britain, Ireland) A deed that effects a change of an individual's name.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for deed poll in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)