ETYM AS. daed.
1. A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it; SYN. deed of conveyance, title.
2. A notable achievement; SYN. feat, effort, exploit.
ETYM French instrument, Latin instrumentum. Related to Instruct.
1. A device that requires skill for proper use.
2. A person used by another to gain an end; SYN. pawn, cat's-paw.
3. The means whereby something is accomplished; or; SYN. tool.