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.
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]