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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·vey·ance /kənˈveən(t)s/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·vey·ance 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. 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.
    These 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: document effecting a property transfer
      2: the transmission of information [syn: imparting, impartation]
      3: something that serves as a means of transportation [syn: transport]
      4: act of transferring property title from one person to
         another [syn: conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying]
      5: the act of transporting something from one location to
         another [syn: transportation, transfer, transferral]