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deed poll

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeed pollˈdeed poll noun [countable, uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š PGCa legal document signed by only one person, for example in order to officially change your name πŸ”Š Steve changed his name by deed poll to Elvis Presley-Smith.
Examples from the Corpus
deed pollβ€’ Like his new name, changed by deed poll nine years before.β€’ I suggested that he might think of removing the last three syllables from his name, which he did by deed poll.β€’ After changing his name by deed poll to Captain Beany he needed a renewed passport to match his new identity.β€’ The Law Society will require evidence such as a marriage certificate, deed poll or statutory declaration.
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