Legal Definition and Related Resources of Conveyance

Meaning of Conveyance

A mode by which property is conveyed or voluntarily transferred from one person to another by means of a written instrument and other formalities. It also signifies the instrument itself. Includes every instrument which transfers an interest in or creates a charge of lands. A conveyance can also take place independent of the will and intention of the grantor , and in such case is known as a conveyance by matter of record as in an order of court vesting title to property in the plaintiff . In relation to registration of documents, statutory definition may extend the meaning of the word conveyance to mortgages and judgments. In Putnam Sand and Gravel Co. v Albers, 92 Cal. Rptr. 636, 14 C.A.3d 722, it was held that a lispendens is a conveyance within such statutory definition.The term conveyance is strictly applicable only to a transfer of title to or interest in real property from a living person to another. See In Re Loes’ Will, 55 N. Y.S.2d 723.

Conveyance Alternative Definition

The transfer of the title of land from one person or class of persons to another. The instrument for effecting such transfer. It is a general term, and comprehends the several modes of passing title to real estate. 54 Miss. 90. Every instrument in writing by which any estate or interest in land is created, aliened, or mortgaged, or by which the title to land may be affected at law or in equity, except lost wills and testaments, leases for not to exceed three years, and executory contracts for the purchase or sale of land. 1 Rev. St. N. Y. p. 762, § 38.

Synonyms of Conveyance


  • 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 tam conveniens est naturali aequitati quam voluntatem domini rent suam in alium transferre ratam habere
  • Nothing is more conformable to natural equity than to confirm the intent ion of an owner who desires to transfer his property

Definition of Conveyance in the Free Online Notary Dictionary

A Document Affecting Or Changing The Title/ownership Of Real Property.

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Related Entries of Conveyance in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Conveyance in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Assigns, Assurance, Bargain And Sale, , Carriage, Chain Of Title, Charge, Charter Party, Chattel Mortgage, Chirograph, Coal And Minerals, , Demise, Encumbrance, Executory Trust, F.o.b., , General Assignment, Grant, Habendum, Highjacker, Imperfect Mortgage, Implied Trust, Inchoate, Innocent Conveyance, Lease, Lease And Release, Limitation, Livery Of Seisin, Mineral Estate, Mortgage, Parties, , Purchase, Qualified Estate, Real Estate, Doctrine Of Relation, Release, Resulting Trust, Saving, Seisin, Livery Of, Title, Transfer.


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Conveyance in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

French convier, to transmit: Latin conviare, to accompany. A carrying from place to place; also, transmission, transfer, from one person to another. 2. Transfer of title to realty; and, the instrument by which this is done. To “convey” real estate is, by an appropriate instrument, to transfer the legal title from the present owner to another. Edelman v. Yeakel, 27 Pa. 29 (1856).

Note: This legal definition of Conveyance in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

English Spanish Translation of Conveyance

1 transmisión de la propiedad de un bien; absolute conveyance, transmisión del dominio absoluto, libre de cargas; conditional conveyance, transmisión del dominio sujeta a alguna carga o gravamen (hipoteca, etc)
2 instrumento escrito mediante el que se efectúa la transmisión de la propiedad. Así “conveyance deed” puede ser traducida como escritura de transmisión de la propiedad

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Conveyance in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of conveyance.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Policeman
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Taking a conveyance without consent in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of taking a conveyance without consent.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Conveyance

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Conveyance :

1. a. A document (other than a will) that transfers an interest in land. To convey a legal estate in land, the conveyance must be by deed. b. Transfer of an interest in land by means of this document.

See also conveyancing.

2. Any vehicle, vessel, or aircraft manufactured or subsequently adapted to carry one or more people. It is a statutory offence (and also an *arrestable offence), punishable by up to six months’ imprisonment and a fine, for anyone to take a conveyance for his own or someone else’s use (albeit temporary) without permission or to drive or be transported in a conveyance knowing that it has been taken without authority.

See also aggravated vehicle-taking; interfering with vehicles.

Concept of Conveyance in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Conveyance: Transfer of title to land. Includes most instruments by which an interest in real estate is created, mortgaged, or assigned.

Concept of Conveyance in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Conveyance: Transfer of title to land. Includes most instruments by which an interest in real estate is created, mortgaged, or assigned.



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