Entry from British & World English dictionary
A strongbox for keeping deeds and other documents.
- It will have been put away in the deed box not to surface again until the testator either wishes to vary it or dies.
- In addition, there is a ‘metal deed box’ at Durham Cathedral library that contains ‘some four thousand items, mainly incoming letters’ that are uncatalogued,
- I was asked to visit their house because they had a few papers, to find two 18th century deed boxes both quite literally crammed full with 18th and 19th century documents.
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