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 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 Castaneda and his team at Tarpon Town managed all of the logistics of our adventure, including conveyance from the airport in Mérida, lodging and coordination of non-angling activities, including dinner. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 Indeed, just what messages need Bennett’s conveyance? Bernard Avishai, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2022 Wood said that anger doesn’t help his delivery or the conveyance of his message, despite the impact angry comics like Doug Stanhope and Paul Mooney have on him. Ben Flanagan |, al, 22 Feb. 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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9 May 2022

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“Conveyance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 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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