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conveyance

[kuh n-vey-uh ns]
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noun
  1. the act of conveying; transmission; communication.
  2. a means of transporting, especially a vehicle, as a bus, airplane, or automobile.
  3. Law.
    1. the transfer of property from one person to another.
    2. the instrument or document by which this is effected.
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Origin of conveyance

First recorded in 1495–1505; convey + -ance
Related formsnon·con·vey·ance, nounpre·con·vey·ance, noun
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Related Words for conveyance

transportation, car, transmission, transfer, machine, carriage, vehicle, communication, movement, transference, carrying

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British Dictionary definitions for conveyance

conveyance

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

n.

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.

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