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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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Somatic cell nuclear transfer was seen as a variation of the general concern existing at the time amongst the international community over embryo manipulation and research.
There is also the potential for creating embryos with the somatic cell nuclear transfer technique that does not even involve fertilization of an egg by a sperm.
2006) reported the effects of TSA on both full-term and pre-implantation development after somatic cell nuclear transfer in the mouse (Kishigami et al.
Stem cells generated by somatic cell nuclear transfer are on average, closer to bona fide embryonic stem cells than are iPS cells," Daley said.
These applications include the foundational somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning technology developed at the Roslin Institute for cloning Dolly the sheep.
Since the first convincing demonstration of somatic cell nuclear transfer [1] and production of the first transgenic cattle [2] there has been renewed interest in both understanding the concept of nuclear reprogramming and developing more efficient ways of producing animals by nuclear transfer.
We wish to underscore some important differences between ANT and primate somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) for stem cell research, the technique we discuss in our own article ("Human Research Cloning, Embryos, and Embryo-Like Artifacts," Sept-Oct 2006).
Somatic cell nuclear transfer is human cloning, say the opponents; supporters of the amendment say, in Rubin's words, that such a definition of what proponents terms "therapeutic cloning" is "ridiculous.
None were disclosed in the March 2004 and June 2005 Science articles describing somatic cell nuclear transfer or the August 2004 Nature article describing the cloning of Snuppy the Afghan hound.
The only UK licence to carry out somatic cell nuclear transfer will operate from the Life Knowledge Park in Newcastle.