legal deed made by one person only, esp to change his name 单边契据（尤指改名者）.
n [U and C]
a legal document signed by only one person, for example in order to officially change your name
Steve changed his name by deed poll to Elvis Presley-Smith.
1. We are going to conduct a public opinion poll. 我们将进行民意测验。
2. Are you proud of your deed? 你以你的行为为荣吗?
3. According to the survey based on responses from over 188,000 students, today's college beginners are "more consumeristic and less idealistic" than at any time in the seventeen years of the poll. 根据以188, 000多名学生的答卷为基础的调查，当今的大学新生比这项民意测验开始以来的17年中的任何时候的大学新生都 "更主张消费，但少了点理想"。
4. I found a deed dated 5 September 1768 between two brothers, John and William Waller, transferring goods between them; on the second page were the words:"and also one Negro man slave named Toby." 我发现了一张于1768年9月5日签署的契据。该契据是在名叫约翰·沃勒和威廉·沃勒的两兄弟间在进行财产转移时签署的。在第2页写着：“还有一个名叫托比的黑人奴隶。”
5. In the United States, three-quarters of the adults surveyed by the Harris poll and two-thirds of all high-school seniors surveyed by Scholastic magazine say they believe that the United States will be a worse place 10 years from now than it is today. 在美国，哈里斯民意测验所调查的成人中的四分之三及《中学生》杂志所调查的高中生中的三分之二的人，都说他们认为10年以后美国将变成一个比现在更糟糕的地方。