well circumstanced

circumstanced

[sur-kuhm-stanst or, esp. British, -stuhnst]
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of circumstance.
adjective
2.
being in a condition, or state, especially with respect to income and material welfare, as specified: They were well circumstanced.

Origin:
1595–1605; circumstance + -ed2

well-circumstanced, adjective
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Word Origin & History

circumstance
early 13c., "conditions surrounding and accompanying an event," from L. circumstantia "surrounding condition," neut. pl. of circumstans (gen. circumstantis), prp. of circumstare "stand around," from circum "around" + stare "to stand" from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see
stet). Meaning "a person's surroundings, environment" is from mid-14c. Obsolete sense of "formality about an important event" (late 14c.) lingers in Shakespeare's phrase pomp and circumstance ("Othello" III, iii).
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