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pernancy

[pur-nuh n-see] /ˈpɜr nən si/
noun, Law.
1.
a taking or receiving, as of the rents or profits of an estate.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; alteration of Anglo-French pernance, metathetic variant of Old French prenance literally, a taking, equivalent to pren-, pretonic stem of prendre to take (< Latin pre(he)ndere; see apprehend) + -ance -ance; see -ancy
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