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deed poll

A deed signed only by the grantor.This is the typical type of deed,but one rarely hears it called a poll deed or deed poll. Contrast with a deed indented, also called an indenture deed, which contained promises, representations, or warranties by both the seller and purchaser and so required both signatures.The documents were distinguished because the deed poll had a “polled” or clean-cut edge,while the deed indented had an indented or jagged edge.

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"We have processed a number of crazy name changes to date, but this is the longest one on record," Tina Clough, spokesperson for The Legal Deed Poll Service, said.
According to the UK Deed Poll Service, more than 60,000 people will have changed their name in 2011 by the end of the year, compared with only 197 in 2000 after which the procedure was simplified.
The 18-year-old, from Milnsbridge, is such a fan of the soft drink he's applied to change his name by deed poll.
All you have to do is fill in a simple form online, send off pounds 37, and within a couple of days a deed poll firm will grant you a new identity.
All of the names were either inflicted by daft parents, as a result of marriage or chosen deliberately by deed poll.
The dental receptionist legally adopted the name of the BBC appeal's one-eyed teddy by deed poll and changed her driver's licence, credit cards and tax forms.
CHRISTINE HAMILTON has changed her name by deed poll to "Mrs British Battleaxe".
The 23-year-old enthusiast has changed his name by deed poll from David Fearn to:
James Hadley has put up a number of cash prizes to anyone who is willing to change their name by deed poll - to the name of his new tanning centre.
All the pre-match talk had been of his sponsorship deal with HP Foods and the changing of his name by deed poll to James Brown.
One of them seemed to be by a bloke who had changed his name by deed poll to Queen Elizabeth.
Balbinder Kandola, who works at a BT shop in Walsall, West Midlands, changed his name by deed poll.