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deed

noun [C] uk   /diːd/ us  

deed noun [C] (ACTION)

an intentional act, especially a very bad or very good one: It seems to me that a lot of evil deeds are done in the name of religion. She's always helping people and doing good deeds.

deed noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

specialized law a legal document that is an official record of an agreement or official proof that someone owns land or a building
Translations of “deed”
in Korean 행동…
in Arabic فِعْل…
in French action…
in Turkish iş, eylem, fiil…
in Italian azione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行為, (尤指很壞或很好的)事情,行為…
in Russian поступок, дело, документ…
in Polish czyn, uczynek, akt notarialny…
in Spanish acto, acción, hecho…
in Portuguese ação, feito, façanha…
in German die Tat…
in Catalan acte, acció…
in Japanese 行為…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为, (尤指很坏或很好的)事情,行为…
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