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To remove or convey from one place or person to another. The removal of a case from one court to another court within the same system where it might have been instituted. An act of the parties, or of the law, by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.

Transfer encompasses the sale and every other method, direct or indirect, of (1) disposing of property or an interest therein or possession thereof; or (2) fixing a lien (a charge against property to secure a debt) absolutely or conditionally, voluntarily or involuntarily, with or without judicial proceedings, in the form of a conveyance, sale, payment, pledge, lien, mortgage, gift, or otherwise. The term transfer has a general meaning and can include the act of giving property by will.

Transfer is the comprehensive term used by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)—a body of law adopted by the states that governs mercantile transactions—to describe the act that passes an interest in an instrument (a written legal document) from one person to another.


n. 1) the movement of property from one person or entity to another. 2) passage of title to property from the owner to another person. 3) a piece of paper given to allow a person or shipment to continue travel.


verb assign, bequeath, bestow, carry, conner, consign, deed, deliver, deliver over, demise, devolve, forward, grant, hand on, pass, pass on, remove, send, shift, traducere, transferre, transmit, transmittere, transport
Associated concepts: transfer an interest
See also: abalienate, assignment, attorn, banish, bear, cargo, carriage, cede, cession, confer, consign, consignment, convert, conveyance, copy, deed, defect, delegate, delivery, demise, deport, devise, devolution, devolve, dispatch, dispensation, displace, disposition, exchange, give, grant, impart, move, reassign, refer, relegate, remand, removal, remove, replace, replacement, sale, send, subrogation, supplant, transmit, transmittal, transport, yield


to make over to another rights in or interests over property; sometimes the term is used as a noun to denote the instrument by which this is effected.

TRANSFER, cont. The act by which the owner of a thing delivers it to another person, with the intent of passing the rights which he has in it to the latter.
     2. It is a rule founded on the plainest dictates of common sense, adopted in all systems of law, that no one can transfer a right to another which he has not himself: nemo plus juris ad alienum transfers potest quam ipse habet. Dig. 50, 17, 54 10 Pet. 161, 175; Co. Litt. 305.
     3. To transfer means to change; for example, one may transfer a legacy, either, 1st. By the change of the person of the legatee, as, I bequeath to Primus a horse which I before bequeathed to Secundus. 2d. By the change of the thing bequeathed, as, I bequeath to Tertius my History of the United States instead of my copy of the Life of Washington. 3d. By the change of the person who was bound to pay the legacy, as, I direct that the sun) of one hundred dollars, which I directed should be charged upon my house which I gave to Quartus, shall be paid by my executors.

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Elucidation of the mechanisms involved could lead to a better understanding of why some protozoa can promote gene transfer between bacteria.
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This study showing a higher level of gene transfer in the reef environment than previously known has the potential to help scientists understand how DNA is being transferred and whether transfers help reefs adapt to environmental challenges.
Patient advocates have often misconstrued gene transfer trials as aimed at delivering therapy, and researchers have frequently contributed to this conflation of research and therapy.
The somatic gene transfer method allows dose-dependent detection of TH agonists in brain and muscle.
This shows that the widespread mechanism of lateral gene transfer does not interfere with the traditional approach of using family trees to infer relationships.
5) Since then, we have continued to warn our regulators that the CaMV 35S promoter will be extra prone to spread by horizontal gene transfer and recombination (6-8).
With the principle of vascular gene transfer demonstrated, the opportunity for therapeutic gene transfer increased the need for potent transgenes and optimized vectors.
They note that the levels of hemoglobin achieved with the gene transfer technique "should be of therapeutic benefit in patients with severe defects in hemoglobin production.
For the NIH team, gene transfer into bone marrow hovered stubbornly just short of potential clinical application.
Immunology after in utero and neonatal gene transfer (Simon Waddington).
Well-known concepts such as horizontal (lateral) gene transfer, the relationship between virulence and transmission, and pathogenicity islands are discussed extensively.