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1 : an act of conveying [a of land]
2 : an instrument (as a deed) that conveys property rights (as title) [lack of delivery of a "J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.