Definition of 'conveyance'
Document effecting a property transfer
Something that serves as a means of transportation [syn: conveyance, transport]
Act of transferring property title from one person to another [syn: conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying]
Definition of 'Conveyance'
- Conveyance \Con*vey"ance\ (k[o^]n*v[=a]"ans), n.
- 1. The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage. [1913 Webster]
- The long journey was to be performed on horseback, -- the only sure mode of conveyance. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]
- Following the river downward, there is conveyance into the countries named in the text. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]
- 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 water. [1913 Webster]
- These pipes and these conveyances of our blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
- 3. The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing down, or communicating; transmission. [1913 Webster]
- Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance. --Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]
- 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 another. [1913 Webster]
- [He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm, that in justice he must decree the land to the earl. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]
- 5. Dishonest management, or artifice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
- the very Jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'conveyance'
From: Moby Thesaurus
- air express,
- bargain and sale,
- lease and release,
- medium of transportation,
- railway express,
- sneak thievery,