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Other Conveyance Definition

[n] the act of transporting something from one location to another
[n] act of transferring property title from one person to another
[n] something that serves as a means of transportation
[n] the transmission of information
[n] document effecting a property transfer

Misc. Definitions

\Con*vey"ance\, n.
1. The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage. The long joirney was to be performed on horseback, -- the only sure mode of conveyamce. --Prescott. Following th river downward, there is conveyance into the countries named in the text. --Sir W. Raleigh.
2. The instrument or means of carrying or transporting anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or means by which, anything is carried from one place to another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for water. There pipes and these conveyances of our blood. --Shak.
3. The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing down, or communicating; transmission. Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance. --Stillingfleet.
4. (Law) The act by which the title to property, esp. real estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another. [He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm, that in justice he must decree the land to the earl. --Clarendon.
5. Dishonest management, or artifice. [Obs.] the very jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off. --Hakewill.

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