con·vey·ance | \ kən-ˈvā-ən(t)s \

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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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 Belcher, 32, and Forbes were each arrested on charges of burglary of a conveyance and trespassing on school grounds, records show. Jeff Weiner,, "While towing suspected burglar's car, deputies make a back-seat discovery: a baby alligator," 9 July 2018 She was transported to the local hospital by private conveyance. Carlie Kollath Wells,, "Woman shot in Treme neighborhood, New Orleans police say," 18 May 2018 Morillo faces charges including armed burglary of a conveyance, aggravated assault with a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm and cultivation of cannabis, court and jail records show. Jeff Weiner,, "Kicked-out party guest near Orlando fired AR-15, leading to discovery of marijuana plant, cops say," 10 July 2018 According to Orange County jail records, Belcher was later charged with burglary of a conveyance, trespassing on school grounds and alligator poaching. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Florida deputies find alligator in backseat of alleged burglar's getaway car," 10 July 2018 Traveling at speeds no greater than 27 mph — more likely a leisurely pace of about 12 mph — the summer-only streetcars were a curious conveyance. Jacques Kelly,, "Jacques Kelly: Museum's restoration of Car 554 brings back the era of open summer streetcars," 7 July 2018 Dunkelberger was charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and obstructing and resisting an officer without violence. Charles Rabin, miamiherald, "Police union defends baton beating caught on video as within 'use of force matrix'," 1 June 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 \

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 \

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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