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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Deed

DEED, noun

1. That which is done, acted or effected; an act; a fact; a word of extensive application, including whatever is done, good or bad, great or small.

And Joseph said to them, what deed is this which ye have done? Gen. x1iv.

We receive the due reward of our deeds. Luke 23:41.

2. Exploit; achievement; illustrious act.

Whose deeds some nobler poem shall adorn.

3. Power of action; agency.

With will and deed created free.

4. A writing containing some contract or agreement, and the evidence of its execution; particularly, an instrument on paper or parchment, conveying real estate to a purchaser or donee. This instrument must be executed, and the execution attested, in the manner prescribed by law.

Indeed, in fact; in reality. These words are united and called an adverb. But sometimes they are separated by very, in very deed; a more emphatical expression. Exodus 9:16.

DEED, verb transitive To convey or transfer by deed; a popular use of the word in America; as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son.