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esperance

[es-per-uh ns] /ˈɛs pər əns/
noun, Obsolete
1.
hope.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English esperaunce < Middle French esperance < Vulgar Latin *spērantia, equivalent to Latin spērant- (stem of spērāns) hoping (present participle of spērāre, derivative of spēs hope) + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for esperance

esperance

/ˈɛspərəns/
noun
1.
(archaic) hope or expectation
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin sperantia (unattested), from Latin spērāre to hope, from spēs hope
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