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purtenance

purtenance

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

Definition of PURTENANCE

Origin 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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