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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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 protest comes amid growing unease across the nation about the conveyance of fossil fuels, be it by pipeline, railroad or boat. Kurtis Alexander,, "San Francisco Bay dredging fuels an unexpected concern: climate change," 30 Nov. 2019 Rather than travel down a pipe, the water will infiltrate through a regenerative stormwater conveyance system and be treated along the path, Noys said. Erika Butler,, "Havre de Grace set to begin third phase of stormwater management project," 27 Nov. 2019 Harris was released from prison Aug. 16 after serving a two-year sentence for fentanyl trafficking and attempted conveyance of drugs into a detention facility. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Prosecutor weighs seeking of death penalty in Cleveland triple shooting," 13 Nov. 2019 Nineteen actors are deployed here, mostly as conveyances of historical facts. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "In ‘The Great Society,’ history marches numbingly on, and on, and on, and on," 2 Oct. 2019 Our family park is now a concourse for two- and three-wheel conveyances piloted by rude individuals who exceed the speed limit, endanger other park users, and give you the stink finger when told to slow down. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: TABOR, or not TABOR (10/1/19)," 1 Oct. 2019 The bill bars any state agency from granting land leases or other conveyance for pipelines and infrastructure for any new oil or gas project on those federal sites. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, "California lawmakers challenge Trump’s bid to expand oil drilling and fracking statewide," 9 Sep. 2019 The passenger tickets in use by the carriers will constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the passenger; the carriers are not responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the Students are not aboard their conveyances. National Geographic, "Terms & Conditions," 15 Sep. 2019 This is the salad for people who believe that a wedge is a crunchy conveyance for dressing — and this one delivers without the labor of carving into a head of lettuce. Mike Sutter,, "Cocktail from 188 South in New Braunfels tops September’s list of 5 things to eat and drink at San Antonio-area restaurants right now," 16 Sep. 2019

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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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5 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Conveyance.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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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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