Chev"i*sance\, n. [Of. chevisance, chevissance, fr. chevircome to an end, perform, fr. chef head, end, from L. caput head. See Chieve, Chief.]

1. Achievement; deed; performance. [Obs.]

Fortune, the foe of famous chevisance. --Spenser.

2. A bargain; profit; gain. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.

3. (O. Eng. Law) (a) A making of contracts. (b) A bargain or contract; an agreement about a matter in dispute, such as a debt; a business compact. (c) An unlawful agreement or contract.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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