con·​vey·​ance | \ kən-ˈvā-ən(t)s How to pronounce conveyance (audio) \

Definition of conveyance

1 : the action of conveying the conveyance of goods the conveyance of meaning
2 : a means or way of conveying: such as
a : an instrument (see instrument entry 1 sense 5) by which title to property is conveyed (see convey sense 1c)
b : a means of transport : vehicle

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Examples of conveyance in a Sentence

the covered wagon was the major conveyance that transported settlers and their belongings across the frontier
Recent Examples on the Web Any disparity in values will not be known until the lands are appraised, and that won’t happen until the conveyance is final, according to Kennedy. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 Such is the allure of the tribute band, as a conveyance back through time to carefree moments shared as a group, bonded by treasured lyrics, bad voices and no inhibitions. Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 26 May 2022 On four separate evenings in London, actors of the caliber of Jodie Comer, Ralph Fiennes, Nicola Walker and Bertie Carvel reminded me why the stage remains the most powerful conveyance for passionate communion with the work of a great performer. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 17 May 2022 The suspect, who was arrested after a brief struggle with law enforcement, faces 11 charges, including assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a conveyance, and failure to stop after an accident, authorities said. Paula Newton And Travis Caldwell, CNN, 7 Feb. 2022 The stories of Pam and the other women revolve around a central core of internecine battles between the older mobsters and theirmale progeny, all eager for a changing of the guard and conveyance of authority and power to the next generation. Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 There have been other recent fraudulent conveyance lawsuits concerning fashion retailers J. Crew, Neiman Marcus and Nine West, which all filed for bankruptcy in the wake of private-equity deals that turned out bad. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2022 Everyone wanted to get to El Dorado as soon as possible, using every conceivable conveyance: wagons, carts, boats, ships, trains, dugouts. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Feb. 2022 Some are weekend warriors, while others are in full embrace of the #VanLife movement, looking for a conveyance created for remote work and recreation. Everett Potter, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of conveyance

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for conveyance

see convey

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26 Jun 2022

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“Conveyance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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con·​vey·​ance | \ kən-ˈvā-əns How to pronounce conveyance (audio) \

Kids Definition of conveyance

1 : the act of carrying from one place to another the conveyance of goods
2 : something used to carry goods or passengers


con·​vey·​ance | \ kən-ˈvā-əns How to pronounce conveyance (audio) \

Legal Definition of conveyance

1 : an act of conveying a conveyance of land
2 : an instrument (as a deed) that conveys property rights (as title) lack of delivery of a conveyance— J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo

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