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Con*vey"ance (?), n.


The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.

The long joirney was to be performed on horseback, -- the only sure mode of conveyamce. Prescott.

Following th river downward, there is conveyance into the countries named in the text. Sir W. Raleigh.


The instrument or means of carrying or transporting anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or means by which, anything is carried from one place to another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for water.

There pipes and these conveyances of our blood. Shak.


The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing down, or communicating; transmission.

Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance. Stillingfleet.

4. Law

The act by which the title to property, esp. real estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.

[He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm, that in justice he must decree the land to the earl. Clarendon.


Dishonest management, or artifice.


the very jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off. Hakewill.


© Webster 1913.

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