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What is DEED POLL

In conveyancing. A deed of one part or made by one party only; and originally so calledbecause the edge of the paper or parchment was polled or cut in a straight line,wherein it was distinguished from a deed indented or indenture. As to a special use ofthis term in Pennsylvania in colonial times, see Ilerron v. Dater, 120 U. S. 404, 7 Sup.Ct. 620, 30 L. Ed. 748.

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