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[kuh n-vey-uh n-sing]
  1. the branch of law practice consisting of examining titles, giving opinions as to their validity, and drawing of deeds, etc., for the conveyance of property from one person to another.
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Origin of conveyancing

First recorded in 1670–80; conveyance + -ing1
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Examples from the Web for conveyancing

Historical Examples of conveyancing

  • Thomas Hood also mentions both hackney-coaches and cabs in one of his comic poems, Conveyancing.

    Carriages & Coaches

    Ralph Straus

  • Mr. Treadman, who attended chiefly to the conveyancing, lived at the office, with his family.

    East Lynne

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • The loose system of conveyancing, formerly expressed rather the intention than the act of transfer.

  • Clerks in the Solicitor's Office are examined also in conveyancing, and in the general principles of equity and common law.

    Her Majesty's Mails

    William Lewins

  • Since the Conveyancing Act 1881, “convey” has become as common as “grant,” which was formerly used.

British Dictionary definitions for conveyancing


  1. the branch of law dealing with the transfer of ownership of property
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