deed poll

noun
\ -ˈpōl How to pronounce deed poll (audio) \
plural deeds poll

Definition of deed poll

British
: a deed (as to change one's name) made and executed by only one party

Examples of deed poll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Afterward, the boys changed their last name by deed poll to Sherwood, as a gift to their parents. Penelope Green, BostonGlobe.com, "James Sherwood; revived the Orient Express, 86," 5 July 2020

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First Known Use of deed poll

1574, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deed poll

deed entry 1 + poll, adjective, having the edges cut even rather than indented, from poll entry 2

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The first known use of deed poll was in 1574

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“Deed poll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deed%20poll. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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