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Transfer


TRANSFER', verb transitive [Latin transfero; trans and fero, to carry.]

1. To convey from one place or person to another; to transport or remove to another place or person; as, to transfer the laws of one country to another. The seat of government was transferred from New York to Albany. We say, a war is transferred from France to Germany. Pain or the seat of disease in the body, is often transferred from one part to another.

2. To make over; to pass; to convey, as a right, from one person to another; to sell; to give. The title to land is transferred by deed. The property of a bill of exchange may be transferred by indorsement. Stocks are transferred by assignment, or entering the same under the name of the purchaser in the proper books.

TRANS'FER, noun The removal or conveyance of a thing from one place or person to another.

1. The conveyance of right, title or property, either real or personal, from one person to another, either by sale, by gift or otherwise.