Conveyance vs Shipment - What's the difference?

conveyance | shipment |


As nouns the difference between conveyance and shipment

is that conveyance is an act or instance of conveying while shipment is a load of goods that is transported by any method (not just by ship).

As a verb conveyance

is (legal|transitive) to transfer (the title) of an object from one person or group of persons to another.

conveyance

English

Alternative forms

* conveyaunce

Noun

(en noun)
  • An act or instance of conveying.
  • #(lb) A manner of conveying one's thoughts, a style of communication.
  • #*1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) ,
  • #*:She told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince's jester, that I was duller than a great thaw; huddling jest upon jest with such impossible conveyance upon me, that I stood like a man at a mark, with a whole army shooting at me.
  • A means of transporting, especially a vehicle.
  • *
  • *:Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
  • An instrument transferring title of an object from one person or group of persons to another.
  • Verb

    (conveyanc)
  • (legal) To transfer (the title) of an object from one person or group of persons to another.
  • shipment

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a load of goods that is transported by any method (not just by ship)
  • :* We're expecting another shipment of oranges tomorrow.
  • the act of transporting goods
  • :* Shipment of hazardous waste on this route is strictly prohibited.