Definition of Deed of trust
1. Noun. A written instrument legally conveying property to a trustee often used to secure an obligation such as a mortgage or promissory note.
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Lexicographical Neighbors of Deed Of Trust
Literary usage of Deed of trust
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Where there was a real dispute between the parties to a deed of trust as to the amount for which the maker was liable, an order, restraining the purchaser ..."
2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"There is the deed of trust in the nature of a mortgage and the deed of trust, ... The distinction between them is the fact that, in the deed of trust, ..."
3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1883)
"On the twenty-seventh of September, 1876, a deed of trust, containing provisions like those in the first deed of trust, was executed by Sweet and wife to ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"In 1862, the railroad and property of the Railroad Company was sold under a deed of trust which the Company had given prior to any of the judgments, ..."