conveyance
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kənˈveɪəns/, /kənˈveɪn̩s/, /ˈkɒnˌveɪn̩s/
Noun

conveyance

  1. An act or instance of conveying.
    • 1818 July 24, Jedadiah Cleishbotham [pseudonym; Walter Scott], “I. Being Introductory.”, in Tales of My Landlord, Second Series, [...] In Four Volumes (The Heart of Mid-Lothian), volume I, Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne and Co.] for Archibald Constable and Company, OCLC 819902302 ↗, page 13 ↗:
      The times have changed in nothing more (we follow as we were wont the manuscript of Peter Pattieson,) than in the rapid conveyance of intelligence and communication betwixt one part of Scotland and another.
    1. (archaic) A manner of conveying one's thoughts, a style of communication.
      • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2 Scene 1
        She told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince's jester, that I was duller than a great thaw; huddling jest upon jest with such impossible conveyance upon me, that I stood like a man at a mark, with a whole army shooting at me.
  2. A means of transporting, especially a vehicle.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗, page 16 ↗:
      Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
  3. (legal) An instrument transferring title of an object from one person or group of persons to another.
Translations
  • Russian: переда́ча
Translations
  • Russian: тра́нспортное сре́дство
Verb

conveyance (conveyances, present participle conveyancing; past and past participle conveyanced)

  1. (legal, transitive) To transfer (the title) of an object from one person or group of persons to another.



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