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deed poll

Law a deed made by one party only, esp one by which a person changes his name
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Reid - who changed his surname, Dalton, to that of his stepfather by deedpoll - was lonely, stressed by work, in debt and in unrequited love.
The 71-year-old pleaded guilty to failing "without reasonable excuse to comply with the notification requirements as provided by Part 2 of that Act in that he changed his name by deedpoll and failed to inform the police of the change".
During the past ten years, it's been revealed that 300,000 UK citizens have changed their names by deedpoll, with permission to alter passport, driving licence, bank account, credit cards, medical, tax and national insurance details.