deed poll

noun
\-ˈpōl \
plural deeds poll

Definition of deed poll 

British

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

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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