conveyance

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnˌveɪn̩s/, /kənˈveIn̩s/

Noun[edit]

conveyance (plural conveyances)

  1. An act or instance of conveying.
    1. (archaic) A manner of conveying one's thoughts, a style of communication.
      • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2 Scene 1
        She told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince's jester, that I was duller than a great thaw; huddling jest upon jest with such impossible conveyance upon me, that I stood like a man at a mark, with a whole army shooting at me.
  2. A means of transporting, especially a vehicle.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
      Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
  3. (law) An instrument transferring title of an object from one person or group of persons to another.

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Verb[edit]

conveyance (third-person singular simple present conveyances, present participle conveyancing, simple past and past participle conveyanced)

  1. (law, transitive) To transfer (the title) of an object from one person or group of persons to another.