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A deed is a written document that transfers ownership of land or other real estate from the owner, also known as the grantor, to the buyer, or grantee.

The form a deed takes varies from place to place, but the overall structure and the provisions it contains are the same. The description of the property being transferred is always included.

When you use a mortgage to purchase the property that's being transferred by deed, you may receive the deed at the time of purchase, with the lender holding a lien on the property. Or the deed may belong to the lender until you have paid off the mortgage.

In either case, a deed's creation must be witnessed and should be recorded with the appropriate local authority to ensure its validity.


A written document properly signed,acknowledged,and delivered,and bearing a description of specific property and words of conveyance for that property.

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Also, it has been tried to investigate the role of effective tradition of endowment in architecture flourishing and Islamic art and following urbanization by mentioning their names according to historical documents as remained historical documents, deed of endowments as part of the documentation on the city of Yazd, historical manuscripts, tombstones and graves and or writings of historians and itinerary writers.
Using library and documentary resources and referring to artistic works such as architecture works and their inscriptions as well as deed of endowments and stone inscriptions was associated to research topic.
Full texts of these deed of endowments that include two mentioned books of endowment stones or stone inscriptions which is also mentioned in detail in numerous articles and books in the late Iraj Afshar, Fatemeh Danesh-Yazdi, and articles of doctor Mousavi.