Definition of conveyance in US English:



  • 1The action or process of transporting someone or something from one place to another.

    ‘he was building vessels for the conveyance of live cod’
    • ‘His outrage notwithstanding, he is a regular passenger on the southbound train; It is the only affordable means of conveyance to and from his hometown.’
    • ‘The boat was the main mode of conveyance for Achill islanders for more than a century and was used to transport goods, building materials and turf too and from the island.’
    • ‘A mother of two drowned while travelling in a small boat unsuited for the reservoir, as she didn't have better conveyance.’
    • ‘After all the expenses including food and conveyance, they save Rs.100.’
    • ‘One is the harvesting and conveyance of water from the water source, the river typically in the Murray-Darling system, and how much water is lost through soakage and evaporation and so on, just to get it to the farm gate.’
    • ‘The process of emotional transmission has been extended to examine the conveyance of events and experiences from one setting to another such as work to home.’
    • ‘The Act states that the conveyance of learners, students, teachers or lecturers to and from any educational institution on a daily basis is regarded as a public transport service.’
    • ‘This was replaced by a pony and trap which remained the mode of conveyance until the Sisters bought a car in 1968.’
    • ‘Public modes of conveyance should be modernised.’
    • ‘The classic Volkswagen bus is a versatile beast - hippies, surfers, nuns, hot rodders and fruit-peddlers have all used the big, slow veedub as their primary means of conveyance.’
    • ‘Waddling seemed, at times, to be the main form of conveyance.’
    • ‘Companies and institutions should be encouraged to ply their own vehicles to provide conveyance to their employees and this will definitely improve the situation and make available the energy for other necessary activities.’
    • ‘The ochred unburnt bones were wrapped in paperbark ready for conveyance to specific locations.’
    • ‘Various brain regions are connected in the same way as they are in humans and identical neurotransmitters are employed in conveyance of data.’
    • ‘‘Do not scare others unless you want to be scared by them’; ‘Remember the car is for conveyance and not killing.’’
    • ‘A carriage will arrive tomorrow for your convenient conveyance to the castle.’
    • ‘All they can expect is a watery existence, likely at any moment to be rudely interrupted by a man with a spade, followed by conveyance to a very hot place.’
    • ‘This is a serious subject, because a car is much more than the means of conveyance and cargo handling that he imagines it to be.’
    transportation, transport, carriage, carrying, transfer, transference, movement, delivery
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    1. 1.1formal, humorous A means of transportation; a vehicle.
      ‘adventurers attempt the trail using all manner of conveyances, including mountain bikes and motorcycles’
      • ‘It is the rocket from the Earth to the Moon, the conveyance to other worlds.’
      • ‘SUVs and the latest models of cars became visible, the border was a beehive of activity with thousands of people in any form of conveyance going across to either side to carry out chores and business.’
      • ‘I have found occasional references to this conveyance in papers from 1903 and 1904 as I have compiled the snippets from old newspapers which appear on the left of this page.’
      • ‘‘It may sometimes happen that persons of opposite characters might be carried in the same conveyance,’ he warned.’
      • ‘This will be a concern to Internet service providers, to any company that offers products or services on the Internet, as well as the transport conveyances, cable modems and other similar services.’
      vehicle, means of transport, method of transport
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    2. 1.2 The action of making an idea, feeling, or impression known or understandable to someone.
      ‘art's conveyance of meaning is complicated’
      • ‘She is utterly convincing in a role that demands much more than the conveyance of simple emotions.’
      • ‘It seems Adams' problem with Hitchens' reporting is not in the details of his eye-witness account but with his mode of conveyance.’
      • ‘[There is] no conveyance of ideas, expression, or anything else that could possibly amount to speech.’
      • ‘Perhaps one of the more negative aspects of film's influence on the world audience is the conveyance of a simplistic good/bad dichotomy.’
      • ‘It has brought humanity closer by making distance a non-issue, freedom of choice a reality and the conveyance of ideas, more precise.’
      • ‘Its role is to manipulate the economic interactions through regulations and the conveyance of special privileges.’
      • ‘Define the goal, provide the conveyance and you will structure success.’
      • ‘I read nothing now that has the sense of underlying theme, encyclopaedic knowledge, and actual conveyance of wisdom that you can find in these three.’
      • ‘Literature searches on the conveyance of respect in addressing family members in therapy yielded no articles of an empirical nature or otherwise.’
      • ‘The thing that's different now of course is the convergence and the conveyance, the delivery and the way that different media interact and intercept.’
      • ‘Possibly, but the end result is the same; the conveyance of emotion through performance.’
      • ‘Now this work is re-released, with a brilliant introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley, allowing a new generation access to ideas which have lost neither their relevance nor their passionate conveyance.’
      • ‘It is a political system that is based totally upon the conveyance of privileges to special groups.’
      • ‘The nuances of phrasing are part and parcel of the human subtleties they would convey, such that no other kind of conveyance would seem as satisfying or apposite.’
      • ‘They are written in a good - occasionally inspired - prose style, which combines economy with the vivid conveyance of atmosphere and the impact of everyday things on the senses.’
      communication, imparting, transmission, passing on, conveying
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  • 2Law
    The legal process of transferring property from one owner to another.

    ‘protective measures that might be taken before the conveyance is concluded’
    • ‘The above rates apply to any conveyance, transfer or assignment of non-residential property on or after December 4, 2002, or where a lease of property is entered into on or after this date.’
    • ‘There was no conveyance, assignment or transfer.’
    • ‘The conveyance of the property subject to the contractual terms rendered it less valuable to the actual purchaser than it would have been to that purchaser had those contractual conditions not existed.’
    • ‘The provision of the contract required the conveyance of the property to be free of encumbrance.’
    • ‘In both the cases we have mentioned so far the two properties were in separate occupation before the date of the relevant conveyance, and the owner had given a permissive right to the occupier of the dominant land.’
    transfer, transference, transferral, granting, ceding, devolution
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    1. 2.1 A legal document effecting the process of transferring property.
      • ‘So if you had a conveyance dealing with the legal title, you would have duty attracted.’
      • ‘At the date of the conveyances of 11 and 12 October 1978, Mr Hoyland retained the northern field.’
      • ‘The old conveyances might have a lot to answer for but at least they attempted to use language precisely.’
      • ‘It is a very dangerous practice for a conveyancer to frame a conveyance with parcels which are not adequately described.’
      • ‘Those conveyances could be set aside as fraudulent.’