Legal Definition and Related Resources of Transfer

Meaning of Transfer

To convey . Also, the document by which property is transferred. Generally, the term transfer is used only to denote voluntary conveyance of property. The bankruptcy Act, 11 U.S.C. §101(40) defines the word as every mode, direct or indirect, absolute or conditional, voluntary or involuntary , or disposing of or parting with property or with an interest in property, including retention of title as a security interest .

Transfer Alternative Definition

(Lat. tra,ns, over, fero, to bear or carry) . 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; 1 Ala. 669; 36 Conn, 426.

International Trade Meaning and Definition of Transfer

To take merchandise with zone status from a zone for consumption, transportation, exportation, warehousing, cartage or lighter age, vessel supplies and equipment, admission to another zone, and like purposes.

Legal Definition of Transfer

This term may refer to two different operations. For one, the delivery of a stock certificate from the seller’s broker to the buyer’s broker and legal change of ownership, normally accomplished within a few days. For another, to record the change of ownership on the books of the corporation by the transfer agent. When the purchaser’s name is recorded, dividends, notices of meetings, proxies, financial reports and all pertinent literature sent by the issuer to its securities holders are mailed directly to the new owner. (See: Registrar, Street name)

Synonyms of Transfer


  • assign
  • bequeath
  • bestow
  • carry
  • confer
  • consign
  • deed
  • deliver
  • deliver over
  • demise
  • devolve
  • forward
  • grant
  • hand on
  • pass
  • pass on
  • remove
  • send
  • shift
  • traaucere
  • transferre
  • transmit
  • transmittere
  • transport Associated Concepts: transfer an interest

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Transfer in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Abandonment, Acceleration Clause, Alienate, Assign, Assignment, Assignment For The Benefit Of Creditors, Assignment Of Contract, Assurance, Assure, Bill Of Lading, Bill Of Sale, , Charge, Chattel Mortgage, Convey, Conveyance, Demise, Encumbrance, Endorse, Endorsement, Equitable Assignment, Exchange, Feoffment, Fraudulent Conveyance, Genuine Issue, , , Grant, Inalienability, Indorsement, Joint Tenancy, License, Livery Of Seisin, Merger, Nolo Contendere, Novation, , Payment, Probate, Purchaser, Recent Possession, Removal, , Situs, Supervisor, Transferee, Transferor, Transmission, Transmit.


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Transfer Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Transfer in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: To move or cause to go from one place, person, or thing to another.

Concept of Transfer in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Transfer: The act by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.

Concept of Transfer in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Transfer: The act by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.



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