Definition - Transitive Verb
: to convey by deed

Definition - Noun
1  : something done
: See also act <my free act and ~>
2  : a written instrument by which a person transfers ownership of real property to another
see also deliver grantee grantor recording act registry title
compare certificate of title
A deed must be properly executed and delivered in order to be effective. Additionally, the grantor must have freely intended to make the transfer at the time of the conveyance. Deeds are recorded at the local registry of deeds to give notice of ownership.

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