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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.

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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Theseus will be Gardev's follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut Zift (2008), which won several prizes, including the best director honor at the Moscow International Film Festival.
ZIFT involves a laparoscope to guide the transfer of zygotes (eggs which have been fertilized in a laboratory) into the fallopian tubes.
(12.) ARTs include artificial insemination by donor (AID or DI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), embryo transfer, cryopreserved (frozen) embryos and gametes, gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), gestational and traditional surrogacy, genetic enhancement or engineering, cloning, and more.
For example, the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act of 1992 (43) mandates those facilities performing IVF, (44) GIFT, (45) and ZIFT (46) report their annual live birth rates (the so-called "take home baby" rate) to the federal government, which then publishes this material and makes it available to consumers.
IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, and other ARTs could be as easily banned as cloning--a result that is, pragmatically speaking, unacceptable.
GIFT and ZIFT, on the other hand, are used when the woman has healthy fallopian tubes--as both of these procedures involve the implantation of a fertilized or unfertilized egg directly into the fallopian tubes.
to every little corner of your Nor a shtiler zifts, oder a vort, narrow home.