deed poll


plural deeds poll
: 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,, 5 July 2020

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1574, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deed poll was in 1574

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Cite this Entry

“Deed poll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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