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conveyance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conveyance  \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. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  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. 
 
  There  pipes  and  these  conveyances  of  our  blood. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  act  or  process  of  transferring,  transmitting,  handing 
  down  or  communicating;  transmission. 
 
  Tradition  is  no  infallible  way  of  conveyance. 
  --Stillingfleet. 
 
  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. 
 
  [He]  found  the  conveyances  in  law  to  be  so  firm, 
  that  in  justice  he  must  decree  the  land  to  the  earl. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  5.  Dishonest  management,  or  artifice.  [Obs.] 
 
  the  very  jesuits  themselves  .  .  .  can  not  possibly 
  devise  any  juggling  conveyance  how  to  shift  it  off 
  --Hakewill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conveyance 
  n  1:  document  effecting  a  property  transfer 
  2:  the  transmission  of  information  [syn:  {imparting},  {impartation}] 
  3:  something  that  serves  as  a  means  of  transportation  [syn:  {transport}] 
  4:  act  of  transferring  property  title  from  one  person  to 
  another  [syn:  {conveyance  of  title},  {conveyancing},  {conveying}] 
  5:  the  act  of  transporting  something  from  one  location  to 
  another  [syn:  {transportation},  {transfer},  {transferral}] 




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