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[kuh n-vey-uh ns] /kənˈveɪ əns/
the act of conveying; transmission; communication.
a means of transporting, especially a vehicle, as a bus, airplane, or automobile.
  1. the transfer of property from one person to another.
  2. the instrument or document by which this is effected.
Origin of conveyance
First recorded in 1495-1505; convey + -ance
Related forms
nonconveyance, noun
preconveyance, noun Unabridged
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  • But the post office act does not leave a person free to employ other agencies for the conveyance of his letters.

  • I could not charter a steamer, and there was no conveyance on the other side of the Mississippi.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • And with a backward glance he called to Zut and entered the conveyance.

    A Transient Guest Edgar Saltus
  • If the car's not ready yet we'll just take a conveyance and drive to Ratcliffe this afternoon.

  • And the conveyance is ready drawn in this box, if he be ready to sign and seal.

    Love for Love William Congreve
  • At the same instant he took me by the arm and we returned to our conveyance.

    Princess Zara Ross Beeckman
  • Moreover, the controversy had become so heated that classic terms were insufficient for the conveyance of their insults.

    The Fourth Estate, vol. 2 Armando Palacio Valds
  • It occurred to me that he would be more likely to leave the city in the Florina than by any other conveyance.

    Desk and Debit Oliver Optic
  • A sewer is a channel for the conveyance of disagreeable matter.

British Dictionary definitions for conveyance


the act of conveying
a means of transport
  1. a transfer of the legal title to property
  2. the document effecting such a transfer
Derived Forms
conveyancer, noun
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Word Origin and History for conveyance

mid-15c., "act of conveying," from convey + -ance. Meaning "document by which something is legally conveyed" is from 1570s; sense "means of transportation" is attested from 1590s. Related: Conveyanced; conveyancing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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