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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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For more information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability program, read NAVADMIN 203/09 or visit the Post-9/11 GI Bill page at npc.
Prozanski said the idea behind this latest proposal was to offer Measure 37 claimants a speedier route with more clearly defined rules on transferability and other sticky issues - along with the trade-off of limits on the size of developments and their impact on high-value farm land and water supplies.
These theories are particularly important to this study because of the potential benefits of writing competence transferability from the L1 to the L2.
Some actions dealt with the transferability issue and others dealt with exemption.
Digitals deliver huge benefits due to memory, speed, image quality and transferability of images.
Commissioner, [118 TC 279 (2002)], the IRS argued that a gift of a partnership interest is not really a transfer of (present) value since it is subject to restrictions on transferability and is reliant on the general partner for income distributions.
After SBC sold its shares in TDC in June 2004, TDC does not have a majority shareholder and restrictions on the transferability of the shares are therefore no longer needed.
Considering first the question of its transferability, we must understand that what we are really asking is whether the United States can forcibly modernize Arab and central Asian societies held back by accidents of geography and scripture.
CTX-M] gene (6), sequencing on both strands of PCR products, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of XbaI chromosomal digests, plasmid analysis, and transferability experiments of cefotaxime resistance.
A use clause that gives the lessee the ability to operate a variety of different businesses or uses on the premises so as to enhance its transferability.
In this manner, a cooperative apartment building would alter its rules to permit the same rights of transferability and rental normally enjoyed in condominiums.
Bridgeman apparently challenged 30 airline contracts as potentially unfair and unenforceable, particularly with regard to terms covering transferability of tickets and the rescheduling of flights.