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[kuh n-vey-uh ns] /kənˈveɪ əns/
the act of conveying; transmission; communication.
a means of transporting, especially a vehicle, as a bus, airplane, or automobile.
  1. the transfer of property from one person to another.
  2. the instrument or document by which this is effected.
Origin of conveyance
1495-1505; convey + -ance
Related forms
nonconveyance, noun
preconveyance, noun Unabridged
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  • They definitely keep your attention on the wheel, unlike many other forms of conveyance.
  • The varied means of conveyance illustrate the many recreational opportunities available on the lands along the route.
  • Education is the foremost conveyance of knowledge to help rebuff where appropriate and inform where necessary.
  • From still further up the river, the traders may furnish a conveyance for letters.
  • For all practical purposes, the value was in the conveyance and not in the thought conveyed.
  • Human ingenuity could not have invented a more wretched conveyance.
  • At an early hour to-day people were pouring into the city by every sort of conveyance.
  • The look-back period for a fraudulent conveyance claim is six years.
  • The elevator is a jerky conveyance that does not inspire confidence.
  • The effect is more sea creature than road-going conveyance.
British Dictionary definitions for conveyance


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

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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