Conveyance \Con*vey"ance\ (k[o^]n*v[=a]"ans), n.
1. The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.
The long journey was to be performed on horseback,
-- the only sure mode of conveyance. --Prescott.
Following the 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
These 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.