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 The park service acquired the home by conveyance from Tougaloo College, a historically Black college that operated the home as a museum and offered tours by appointment for nearly 25 years. Kay Jones, CNN, "The Mississippi home of civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument," 11 Dec. 2020 The explosion in home sales has led to a conveyance tax to increase of 105.8% during the first four months of the fiscal year from July through October. Christopher Keating,, "Latest Connecticut tax statistics show how our behavior has changed during the pandemic: we’re driving less, but smoking and drinking just as much," 3 Dec. 2020 An explosion in home sales has led to a 105.8% increase in conveyance taxes collected from July through October compared with the same period last year. Russell Blair,, "Connecticut Politics Week in Review: First coronavirus vaccines arrive later this month," 4 Dec. 2020 On one level, intermodal shipping is simply about the capability to transfer loads from one conveyance to another: The ability to take a shipping container off a ship and set it on a semi-trailer or a railcar, for example. al, "Change on the waterfront: New docks head sees growing statewide impact," 27 Nov. 2020 State officials increased the total for the real estate conveyance tax by $40 million, representing a nearly 20 percent increase from earlier estimates. Christopher Keating,, "Tax revenue from Wall Street and wealthy residents pouring into state coffers, altering outlook and dramatically trimming Connecticut’s budget deficit," 22 Oct. 2020 As a result, those characters without journal entries not only tend to lack much definition, but also the nature of the story seems warped by its method of conveyance. Jack Butler, National Review, "The Immortal Dracula," 31 Oct. 2020 He was taken to a nearby hospital by private conveyance. Staff Report,, "Three people injured in separate overnight shootings in New Orleans, NOPD says," 26 Oct. 2020 Bristol officials reported a sharp rise in both building permit fees and conveyance taxes on property sales. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Home improvement spending surges as housebound Connecticut residents spruce up surroundings," 23 Oct. 2020

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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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22 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Conveyance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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


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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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