con·​vey·​ance kən-ˈvā-ən(t)s How to pronounce conveyance (audio)
: the action of conveying
the conveyance of goods
the conveyance of meaning
: a means or way of conveying: such as
: an instrument (see instrument entry 1 sense 5) by which title to property is conveyed (see convey sense 1c)
: a means of transport : vehicle

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 For example, guests in wheelchairs or electric conveyance vehicles can still wait in many lines in their mobility devices. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2024 Things that cannot be ignored in any three-wheeled conveyance are potholes, since straddling these requires careful aim to avoid an unwelcome clunk. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 Some automakers are pushing the limits even more -- evolving conveyances into personal assistants that can keep tabs on our daily routines and make conversation on those lonely and tiresome drives home. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 21 Mar. 2024 That conveyance is top-four protected; with the way the Rockets are freefalling in the standings, activation of the protections are not out of the question. Rahat Huq, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 The Port Authority will build three new silo storage structures and pneumatic conveyance lines for offloading materials from barges and rail cars at Barge Terminal No. 1, east of downtown St. Paul and across the river from the St. Paul Municipal Airport. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 2 Feb. 2024 Participants would be exempt from capital gains, conveyance and general excise taxes under this two-year program. Audrey McAvoy, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2024 Lynn Reaser, economist YES: The mismatch of conveyance speeds lead to a collision hazard. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 Local flood control and water conveyance districts, made up of powerful farming interests, make decisions about water infrastructure. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023

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Word History


see convey

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

Dictionary Entries Near conveyance

Cite this Entry

“Conveyance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


con·​vey·​ance kən-ˈvā-ən(t)s How to pronounce conveyance (audio)
: the act of conveying
: something used to carry goods or passengers

Legal Definition


con·​vey·​ance kən-ˈvā-əns How to pronounce conveyance (audio)
: an act of conveying
a conveyance of land
: an instrument (as a deed) that conveys property rights (as title)
lack of delivery of a conveyanceJ. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo

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