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provenience

[proh-vee-nee-uh ns, -veen-yuh ns] /proʊˈvi ni əns, -ˈvin yəns/
noun
1.
provenance; origin; source.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin prōveni(ent)- (stem of prōveniēns, present participle of prōvenīre to come forth, arise) + -ence. See provenance
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Examples for provenience
  • Label artifacts with the state site number and their provenience.
  • The accurate map and grid are necessary to maintain artifact provenience, and to take measurements and map features.
  • See maps displaying the provenience of human remains in both published notices and culturally unidentifiable inventories.
  • provenience also affects issues of legal ownership and issues of disposal pursuant to federal or state law.
British Dictionary definitions for provenience

provenance

/ˈprɒvɪnəns/
noun
1.
a place of origin, esp that of a work of art or archaeological specimen
Word Origin
C19: from French, from provenir, from Latin prōvenīre to originate, from venīre to come
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