A partition deed is signed by a judge and orders the property in the partition action to either be sold with the proceeds divided among the owners or it orders the property to be divided among the co-owners.
A judge can order that a tract of land be divided equally between parties. A deed of partition would then be signed by the judge conveying the property to the new owners.
Quit Claim Deed
In most cases a partition deed is a quit claim deed with special language explaining the partition action and the outcome of the partition action that has led to the deed being prepared and executed. A quit claim deed is a deed that transfers only that interest the granter (owner) has in the property.
The beginning paragraph of the deed of partition should provide the case number assigned by the court at the beginning of the partition action, and the county and state in which the property is located.