per nancy


noun Law.
a taking or receiving, as of the rents or profits of an estate.

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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