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Conveyance

A written document transferring property from one owner to the next. Most often, conveyance is applied to real estate; that is, when one sells his/her house, he/she conveys the deed to the next owner. Conveyance may also apply, however, to the transfer of bulk commodities. Depending on local law and practice, all parties involved in a conveyance (or their attorneys) must be present and literally trade documents to effect the change in ownership.

conveyance

a document which transfers the legal ownership of land and buildings from one person/business to another person/ business.

conveyance

a document that transfers the legal ownership of land and buildings from one person/business to another person/ business. See MORTGAGE.
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Kiouni--this was the name of the beast--could doubtless travel rapidly for a long time, and, in default of any other means of conveyance, Mr.
And have a conveyance at the road-end of the lane as near an hour hence as you possibly can?
When Mr Allworthy had retired to his study with Jenny Jones, as hath been seen, Mrs Bridget, with the good housekeeper, had betaken themselves to a post next adjoining to the said study; whence, through the conveyance of a keyhole, they sucked in at their ears the instructive lecture delivered by Mr Allworthy, together with the answers of Jenny, and indeed every other particular which passed in the last chapter.
Her jingling conveyance stopped at last at a fast-closed gateway, which appeared to belong to somebody who had gone to bed very early, and was much afraid of housebreakers; Rosa, discharging her conveyance, timidly knocked at this gateway, and was let in, very little bag and all, by a watchman.
The conveyance awaiting them would have illustrated the proverb that "truth can be more cruel than caricature," if such a proverb existed.
Her mother, frightened and helpless in the depths of the conveyance, entreated: "Oh, don't let him, Winnie.
It had been my intention to proceed by James River and Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore; but one of the steamboats being absent from her station through some accident, and the means of conveyance being consequently rendered uncertain, we returned to Washington by the way we had come (there were two constables on board the steamboat, in pursuit of runaway slaves), and halting there again for one night, went on to Baltimore next afternoon.
This conveyance, the box of which I was fortunate enough to secure, had come down to meet us at the railroad station, and was as muddy and cumbersome as usual.
They alighted at the street corner, and dismissing their conveyance, walked to the house.
The affairs of this debtor were perplexed by a partnership, of which he knew no more than that he had invested money in it; by legal matters of assignment and settlement, conveyance here and conveyance there, suspicion of unlawful preference of creditors in this direction, and of mysterious spiriting away of property in that; and as nobody on the face of the earth could be more incapable of explaining any single item in the heap of confusion than the debtor himself, nothing comprehensible could be made of his case.
Pickwick; 'but I must send a letter to London by some conveyance, so that it may be delivered the very first thing in the morning, or I must go forwards at all hazards.
I returned to the hotel, to make inquiries about conveyances.