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pleasance

[plez-uh ns] /ˈplɛz əns/
noun
1.
a place laid out as a pleasure garden or promenade.
2.
Archaic. pleasure.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English plesaunce < Middle French plaisance. See pleasant, -ance
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pleasance

/ˈplɛzəns/
noun
1.
a secluded part of a garden laid out with trees, walks, etc
2.
(archaic) enjoyment or pleasure
Word Origin
C14 plesaunce, from Old French plaisance, from plaisant pleasant, from plaisir to please
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Word Origin and History for pleasance
n.

late 14c., from Old French plaisance "pleasure, delight, enjoyment," from plaisant (see pleasant).

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