Definitions for: Conveyance

[n] the act of transporting something from one location to another
[n] act of transferring property title from one person to another
[n] something that serves as a means of transportation
[n] the transmission of information
[n] document effecting a property transfer

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*vey"ance, n.
1. The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.

The long joirney was to be performed on horseback,
-- the only sure mode of conveyamce. --Prescott.

Following th river downward, there is conveyance
into the countries named in the text. --Sir W.

2. The instrument or means of carrying or transporting
anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or
means by which, anything is carried from one place to
another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are
conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for

There pipes and these conveyances of our blood.

3. The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing
down, or communicating; transmission.

Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance.

4. (Law) The act by which the title to property, esp. real
estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an
instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which
the title to property is conveyed from one person to

[He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm,
that in justice he must decree the land to the earl.

5. Dishonest management, or artifice. [Obs.]

the very jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly
devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off.

Synonyms: conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying, impartation, imparting, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation

See Also: aerial tramway, airlift, bringing, cable tramway, cargo ships, carry, connection, connexion, delivery, dolly, drive, giving, horsebox, instrument, instrumentality, instrumentation, legal document, legal instrument, legal transfer, lift, lift, lighterage, litter, livery, mail, merchant marine, merchant vessels, movement, official document, pickup, public transport, quitclaim, quitclaim deed, relocation, resettlement, roll-on roll-off, ropeway, shipping, sidecar, ski lift, ski tow, telfer, telpher, trailer, tram, tramway, transference, transmission, transplantation, transshipment, vehicle

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