[kuh n-vey-uh ns]
  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.

Origin of conveyance

First recorded in 1495–1505; convey + -ance
Related formsnon·con·vey·ance, nounpre·con·vey·ance, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for non-conveyances


  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
Derived Formsconveyancer, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-conveyances



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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