con·vey·ance /kən-'vā-əns/ n
1: an act of conveying
a conveyance of land
2: an instrument (as a deed) that conveys property rights (as title)
lack of delivery of a conveyance — J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun alienation, alienation of property, assignation, assignment, bestowal, bestowment, conferment, 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 subject to any encumbrances affecting it.
- Nihil tarn conveniens est naturali aequltatl quant voluntatem domini rem suam in ahum transferre ratam habere. — Nothing is more conformable to natural equity than to confirm the intention of an owner who desires to transfer his property.
II index alienation (transfer of title), assignment (transfer of ownership), cargo, carriage, cession, consignment, deed, delivery, devolution, disposition (transfer of property), removal, transmittal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A document, such as a deed or will, that transfers property from one party to another.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The voluntary transfer of an interest in property or a property right, usually by means of a written instrument other than a will.
See also alienation, grant.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The transfer of ownership or interest in real property from one person to another by a document, such as a deed, lease, or mortgage.
II Instrument transferring title of land for one person or group of persons to another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a generic term for any written document which transfers (conveys) real 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 also: deed

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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