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 for conveyance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conveyance \Con*vey"ance\ (k[o^]n*v[=a]"ans), n.
     1. The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.
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              The long journey was to be performed on horseback,
              -- the only sure mode of conveyance.  --Prescott.
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              Following the river downward, there is conveyance
              into the countries named in the text. --Sir W.
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     2. The instrument or means of carrying or transporting
        anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or
        means by which, anything is carried from one place to
        another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are
        conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for
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              These pipes and these conveyances of our blood.
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     3. The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing
        down, or communicating; transmission.
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              Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance.
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     4. (Law) The act by which the title to property, esp. real
        estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an
        instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which
        the title to property is conveyed from one person to
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              [He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm,
              that in justice he must decree the land to the earl.
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     5. Dishonest management, or artifice. [Obs.]
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              the very Jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly
              devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: document effecting a property transfer
      2: the transmission of information [syn: conveyance,
         imparting, impartation]
      3: something that serves as a means of transportation [syn:
         conveyance, transport]
      4: act of transferring property title from one person to another
         [syn: conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing,
      5: the act of moving something from one location to another
         [syn: transportation, transport, transfer,
         transferral, conveyance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "conveyance":
     abalienation, abstraction, air express, aircraft, airfreight,
     airlift, alienation, amortization, amortizement, annexation,
     announcement, appropriation, asportation, assignation, assignment,
     bargain and sale, barter, bearing, bequeathal, boosting, carriage,
     carrier, carry, carrying, cartage, cession, charter, conferment,
     conferral, consignation, consignment, conversion, conveyancing,
     deed, deeding, deliverance, delivery, demise, disclosure, disposal,
     disposition, drayage, embezzlement, enfeoffment, exchange,
     expressage, ferriage, filching, fraud, freight, freightage, giving,
     graft, haulage, hauling, impartation, imparting, impartment,
     lease and release, liberation, lifting, lighterage, lugging,
     medium of transportation, notification, packing, pilferage,
     pilfering, pinching, poaching, portage, porterage, publication,
     railway express, sale, scrounging, settlement, settling, sharing,
     shipment, shipping, shoplifting, snatching, sneak thievery,
     snitching, stealage, stealing, surrender, swindle, swiping,
     telling, telpherage, theft, thievery, thieving, toting, trading,
     transfer, transference, transit, transmission, transmittal,
     transport, transportation, transporting, transshipment, truckage,
     vehicle, vesting, waft, waftage, wagonage, watercraft

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONVEYANCE, contracts. The transfer of the title to land by one or more 
  persons to another or others. By the term persons is here understood not 
  only natural persons but corporations. The instrument which conveys the 
  property is also called a conveyance. For the several kinds of conveyances 
  see Deed. Vide, generally, Roberts on Fraud. Conv. passim; 16 Vin. Ab. 138; 
  Com. Dig. Chancery, 2 T 1; 3 M 2; 4 S 2; Id. Discontinuance, C 3, 4, 5; Id. 
  Guaranty, D; Id. Pleader, C 37; Id. Poiar, C 5; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. The 
  whole of a conveyance, when it consists of different parts or instruments, 
  must be taken together, and the several parts of it relate back to the 
  principal part; 4 Burr. Rep. 1962; as a fine; 2 Burr. R. 704; or a recovery; 
  2 Burr. Rep. 135. 2. When there is no express agreement to the contrary, the 
  expense of the conveyance falls upon the purchaser; 2 Ves. Jr. 155, note; 
  who must prepare and tender the conveyance but see contra, 2 Rand. 20. The 
  expense of the execution of the conveyance is, on the contrary, always borne 
  by the vendor. Sugd. Vend. 296; contra, 2 Rand. 20; 2 McLean, 495. Vide 5 
  Mass. R. 472; 3 Mass. 487; Eunom. Dial. 2, 12; Voluntary Conveyance. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONVEYANCER. One who makes it his business to draw deeds of conveyance of 
  lands for others., 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2422. 
       2. It is usual also for conveyancers to act as brokers for the seller. 
  In these cases the conveyancer should examine with scrupulous exactness into 
  the title of the lands which are conveyed by his agency, and, if this be 
  good, to be very cautious that the estate be, not encumbered. In cases of 
  doubt he should invariably propose to his employer to take the advice of his 
       3. Conveyancers also act as brokers for the loan of money on real 
  estate, Secured by mortgage. The same care should be observed in these 

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