supervenient


su·per·ve·nient

adjective \-ˈvē-nyənt\

Definition of SUPERVENIENT

:  coming or occurring as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected

Examples of SUPERVENIENT

  1. <he painted his landscapes for self-fulfillment, regarding financial rewards as supervenient to his reason for doing them>

Origin of SUPERVENIENT

Latin supervenient-, superveniens, present participle of supervenire
First Known Use: 1594

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