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conveyancing

[kuh n-vey-uh n-sing] /kənˈveɪ ən sɪŋ/
noun
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.
Origin of conveyancing
1670-1680
1670-80; conveyance + -ing1
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  • He was an accomplished mathematician and was extensively employed in surveying and conveyancing.

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

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • Besides these, the Year-Book makes mention of stockbroking and conveyancing as professions that women are beginning to adopt.

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

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The beneficial operation of the conveyancing Act 1881 in shortening conveyances is well illustrated by a modern mortgage.

  • 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
  • I think I see him now with his bald, shining pate, and his finger on an open page of ‘Preston’s conveyancing.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • He knew nothing of fee or seisin, or the laws of conveyancing, as his white brother knew it.

    The Land of the Miamis Elmore Barce
  • Since the conveyancing Act 1881, “convey” has become as common as “grant,” which was formerly used.

  • Hand in the documents, and let the matter be submitted to the conveyancing counsel for a draft.

British Dictionary definitions for conveyancing

conveyancing

/kənˈveɪənsɪŋ/
noun
1.
the branch of law dealing with the transfer of ownership of property
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