late 14c., from Old French transferer or directly from Latin transferre "bear across, carry over, bring through; transfer, copy, translate," from trans "across, beyond" (see trans-) + ferre "to carry" (from PIE root *bher- (1) "to carry"). Related: Transferred; transferring.
D. Harper. “Etymology of transference.” Online Etymology Dictionary. https://www.etymonline.com/word/transference (accessed $(datetime)).
Definitions of transference
(psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst;
the act of transfering something from one form to another;