DEED POLL, contracts. A deed made by one party only is not indented, but
polled or shaved quite even, and is, for this reason, called a deed poll, or
single deed. Co. Litt. 299, a.
2. A deed poll is not, strictly speaking, an agreement between two
persons; but a declaration of some one particular person, respecting an
agreement made by him with some other person. For example, a feoffment from
A to B by deed poll, is not an agreement between A and B, but rather a
declaration by A addressed to all mankind, informing them that he thereby
gives and enfeoffs B of certain land therein described.
3. It was formerly called charta de una parte, and, usually began with
these words, Sciant praesentes et futuri quod ego A, &c.; and now begins,
"Know all men by these presents, that I, A B, have given, granted, and
enfeoffed, and by these presents do give, grant and enfeoff," &c. Cruise,
Real Prop. tit. 32, c. 1, s. 23.
, deed of conveyance