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Conveyance

The transfer of ownership or interest in real property from one person to another by a document, such as a deed, lease, or mortgage.

conveyance

n. a generic term for any written document which transfers (conveys) real estate property or real property interests from one party to another. A conveyance must be acknowledged before a notary (or if a court judgment be certified as the same as the document on file) and recorded with the County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds. (See: deed)

conveyance

noun alienation, alienation of property, assignation, assignment, bestowal, bestowment, consignation, delivery, demise, devise, devolution, disposal, sale, shift, testamentary disposition, tranmission, transfer, transfer of property, transfer of title, transference, transmission, transmittal
Associated concepts: absolute conveyance, conveyance by deed, encumbrance, fraudulent conveyance, involuntary conveyance, presumptive conveyance
Foreign phrases: Transit terra cum onere.Land passes subbect to any encumbrances affecting it. Nihil tam conveeiens est naturali aequitati quam voluntatem domini rem suam in alium transferre ratam habere. Nothing is more conformable to natural equity than to confirm the intention of an owner who desires to transfer his property.
See also: alienation, assignment, cargo, carriage, cession, consignment, deed, delivery, devolution, disposition, removal, transmittal

CONVEYANCE, contracts. The transfer of the title to land by one or more persons to another or others. By the term persons is here understood not only natural persons but corporations. The instrument which conveys the property is also called a conveyance. For the several kinds of conveyances see Deed. Vide, generally, Roberts on Fraud. Conv. passim; 16 Vin. Ab. 138; Com. Dig. Chancery, 2 T 1; 3 M 2; 4 S 2; Id. Discontinuance, C 3, 4, 5; Id. Guaranty, D; Id. Pleader, C 37; Id. Poiar, C 5; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. The whole of a conveyance, when it consists of different parts or instruments, must be taken together, and the several parts of it relate back to the principal part; 4 Burr. Rep. 1962; as a fine; 2 Burr. R. 704; or a recovery; 2 Burr. Rep. 135. 2. When there is no express agreement to the contrary, the expense of the conveyance falls upon the purchaser; 2 Ves. Jr. 155, note; who must prepare and tender the conveyance but see contra, 2 Rand. 20. The expense of the execution of the conveyance is, on the contrary, always borne by the vendor. Sugd. Vend. 296; contra, 2 Rand. 20; 2 McLean, 495. Vide 5 Mass. R. 472; 3 Mass. 487; Eunom. Dial. 2, 12; Voluntary Conveyance.

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Happily he too had been looking about him, and, after a moment's hesitation, said, "Monsieur, I think I have found a means of conveyance.
At last, after crossing the courts of the Palais Royal, where there still remained some of the conveyances of late guests, they entered the garden and reached the little gate.
The sleigh was one of those large, comfortable, old- fashioned conveyances, which would admit a whole family within its bosom, but which now contained only two passengers besides the driver.
Immediately afterwards a hundred boats were launched; they were covered with the richest stuffs, and destined for the conveyance of the different members of the French nobility towards the vessels at anchor.
One was the barge which he had brought from Mackinaw; another was of a larger size, such as was formerly used in navigating the Mohawk River, and known by the generic name of the Schenectady barge; the other was a large keel boat, at that time the grand conveyance on the Mississippi.
I think that, for all reasons, you would do well to buy the property and to have the conveyance settled at once.
Her mother perceived, for the first time, that the second vehicle was not a humble conveyance like the first, but a spick-and-span gig or dog-cart, highly varnished and equipped.
with a playful allusion to democratic principles) to scramble into the first Brown conveyance in the line, instead of waiting till the cold-and-gin congested nose of one's own coachman gleamed under the portico of the Academy.
These are yours if you have a conveyance at the end of the lane - the lane we came up the night before last
The most of my travelling was done over the country roads, with a mule and a cart or a mule and a buggy wagon for conveyance.
They were half clad, hungry, too weak to get away on foot and had no means of obtaining a conveyance.
The violence of the storm had delayed him over night, and in the morning the fallen trees had compelled him to abandon his conveyance and continue his journey afoot.