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 4) by which title to property is conveyed (see convey sense 1c)
b : a means of transport : vehicle

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Synonyms for conveyance


transport, transportation, 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

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Many urban areas are now swimming in the adult conveyances, which were once a children’s toy. Laura Forman, WSJ, "Scooter Critics Rage Against the Machines," 21 Apr. 2019 The woman then appears to fall, before she is seen being seated in a wheelchair-like conveyance by police. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Korean Air passenger dragged off flight while shouting, resisting several police officers," 3 Aug. 2018 Besides wear-and-tear from heavy use, escalators nationwide have been damaged by debris, or by biowastes when people relieve themselves on conveyances. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Escalators at UW light-rail station keep breaking down; Sound Transit will improve them — and open a staircase," 26 Oct. 2018 But since everyone loves an underdog story, and a lot of people really, really love transportation, the fortunes of this miniature method of conveyance were about to turn. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "How the aerial tramway was saved from being Twitter’s least popular emoji," 26 July 2018 Theft conveyance 11200 block of 58th Court in Cooper City, May 29, 1 p.m. A man reported his revolver missing from his bedroom., "Davie, Cooper City area crime reports," 21 June 2018 Eventually, Sun Capital, Cerberus, and Lubert Adler, alongside other banks, agreed to pay some $166 million to those providers in 2012, with the court ruling fraudulent conveyance. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Tuesday, July 10," 10 July 2018 These vehicles were just used as a means of conveyance to commit other offenses. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, "How counterfeit cash, SB 91 & stolen guns fit into the Anchorage car theft epidemic: A Q&A with detectives," 28 June 2018 Burglary conveyance 11200 block of Southwest 56th Place in Cooper City, June 18, 8 a.m. A man’s 2012 Ford Edge was burglarized. Dan White,, "Davie, Cooper City area crime reports," 11 July 2018

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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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The first known use of conveyance was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of conveyance

: the act of taking or carrying someone or something from one place to another
: something that carries people or things from one place to another
: the act of making something known to someone


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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