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d. :
(abbreviation) died.

DAR:
(acronym) Daughters of the American Revolution, a lineage-based membership heritage organisation dedicated to promoting "historic preservation, education, and patriotism". Open to women able to prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence

dau. :
(abbreviation) daughter.

daughter-in-law:
the wife of an person's son, sometimes also used to mean "step-daughter".

dec'd:
(abbreviation) deceased.

deceased:
commonly written as "the deceased", meaning a person who is dead. In law, decedent is sometimes also used.

decennial census:
census which is taken every ten years.

declaration of intention:
a declaration filed by a couple in a court of law of their intent to marry. In the United States, the act of an alien declaring before a court of record his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, whereof he may at the time be a citizen or subject.

deed:
a signed and usually sealed legal document transferring title and ownership of property.

deed of partition:
a legal document used to divide property amongst several people. In wills a deed of partition is used to divide property among multiple heirs.

deed of trust:
a written instrument legally conveying the title of real property to a trustee, often used to secure an obligation such as a mortgage or promissory note.

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