Meaning of “deed poll” in the English Dictionary

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"deed poll" in British English

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deed pollnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˈdiːd ˌpəʊl/ us /ˈdiːd ˌpoʊl/

in the UK, a type of legal document, especially one that allows someone to officially change their name:

He changed his name by deed poll.

(Definition of “deed poll” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)