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convey +‎ -ance


  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈveɪəns/, /kənˈveɪn̩s/, /ˈkɒnˌveɪn̩s/
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conveyance (countable and uncountable, plural conveyances)

  1. An act or instance of conveying.
    1. (archaic) A manner of conveying one's thoughts, a style of communication.
      • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:
        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.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate [], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, [], OCLC 16832619, page 16:
      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.



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.