convenance

convenance

[kon-vuh-nahns; French kawnvuh-nahns]
noun, plural convenances [kon-vuh-nahn-siz; French kawnvuh-nahns] .
1.
suitability; expediency; propriety.
2.
convenances, the social proprieties or conventionalities.

Origin:
1475–85; < Anglo-French, equivalent to conven(ir) to be proper + -ance -ance

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convenance (kɔ̃vnɑ̃s)
 
n
suitable behaviour; propriety
 
[from convenir to be suitable, from Latin convenīre; see convenient]

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convenance
late 15c., from Fr. convenance "convention, agreement, convenience," from convenir "to come together" (see convene)
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