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purtenance

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noun pur·te·nance \ˈpərt-nən(t)s, ˈpər-tən-ən(t)s\

Definition of purtenance



Origin and Etymology of purtenance

Middle English portenaunce, literally, appurtenance, from Anglo-French partenance, from partenir to belong — more at pertain


First Known Use: 15th century


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