[syn: transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Conveyance \Con*vey"ance\ (k[o^]n*v[=a]"ans), n.
1. The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.
The long journey was to be performed on horseback,
-- the only sure mode of conveyance. --Prescott.
Following the river downward, there is conveyance
into the countries named in the text. --Sir W.
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
These pipes and these conveyances of our blood.
3. The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing
down, or communicating; transmission.
Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance.
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
[He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm,
that in justice he must decree the land to the earl.
5. Dishonest management, or artifice. [Obs.]
the very Jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly
devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: document effecting a property transfer
2: the transmission of information [syn: conveyance,
3: something that serves as a means of transportation [syn:
4: act of transferring property title from one person to another
[syn: conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing,
5: the act of moving something from one location to another
[syn: transportation, transport, transfer,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
113 Moby Thesaurus words for "conveyance":
abalienation, abstraction, air express, aircraft, airfreight,
airlift, alienation, amortization, amortizement, annexation,
announcement, appropriation, asportation, assignation, assignment,
bargain and sale, barter, bearing, bequeathal, boosting, carriage,
carrier, carry, carrying, cartage, cession, charter, conferment,
conferral, consignation, consignment, conversion, conveyancing,
deed, deeding, deliverance, delivery, demise, disclosure, disposal,
disposition, drayage, embezzlement, enfeoffment, exchange,
expressage, ferriage, filching, fraud, freight, freightage, giving,
graft, haulage, hauling, impartation, imparting, impartment,
lease and release, liberation, lifting, lighterage, lugging,
medium of transportation, notification, packing, pilferage,
pilfering, pinching, poaching, portage, porterage, publication,
railway express, sale, scrounging, settlement, settling, sharing,
shipment, shipping, shoplifting, snatching, sneak thievery,
snitching, stealage, stealing, surrender, swindle, swiping,
telling, telpherage, theft, thievery, thieving, toting, trading,
transfer, transference, transit, transmission, transmittal,
transport, transportation, transporting, transshipment, truckage,
vehicle, vesting, waft, waftage, wagonage, watercraft
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
CONVEYANCE, contracts. The transfer of the title to land by one or more
persons to another or others. By the term persons is here understood not
only natural persons but corporations. The instrument which conveys the
property is also called a conveyance. For the several kinds of conveyances
see Deed. Vide, generally, Roberts on Fraud. Conv. passim; 16 Vin. Ab. 138;
Com. Dig. Chancery, 2 T 1; 3 M 2; 4 S 2; Id. Discontinuance, C 3, 4, 5; Id.
Guaranty, D; Id. Pleader, C 37; Id. Poiar, C 5; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. The
whole of a conveyance, when it consists of different parts or instruments,
must be taken together, and the several parts of it relate back to the
principal part; 4 Burr. Rep. 1962; as a fine; 2 Burr. R. 704; or a recovery;
2 Burr. Rep. 135. 2. When there is no express agreement to the contrary, the
expense of the conveyance falls upon the purchaser; 2 Ves. Jr. 155, note;
who must prepare and tender the conveyance but see contra, 2 Rand. 20. The
expense of the execution of the conveyance is, on the contrary, always borne
by the vendor. Sugd. Vend. 296; contra, 2 Rand. 20; 2 McLean, 495. Vide 5
Mass. R. 472; 3 Mass. 487; Eunom. Dial. 2, 12; Voluntary Conveyance.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
CONVEYANCER. One who makes it his business to draw deeds of conveyance of
lands for others., 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2422.
2. It is usual also for conveyancers to act as brokers for the seller.
In these cases the conveyancer should examine with scrupulous exactness into
the title of the lands which are conveyed by his agency, and, if this be
good, to be very cautious that the estate be, not encumbered. In cases of
doubt he should invariably propose to his employer to take the advice of his
3. Conveyancers also act as brokers for the loan of money on real
estate, Secured by mortgage. The same care should be observed in these