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happenstance

[hap-uh n-stans] /ˈhæp ənˌstæns/
noun
1.
a chance happening or event.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; happen + (circum)stance
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British Dictionary definitions for happen stance

happenstance

/ˈhæpənˌstæns/
noun
1.
chance
2.
a chance occurrence
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Word Origin and History for happen stance

happenstance

n.

1897, from happening + ending from circumstance.

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