ap·​par·​en·​cy | \ əˈparənsē, -si also -aar- or -er- \
plural -es

Definition of apparency

1 obsolete : appearance, semblance
2 : the quality or state of being apparent
3 : the position of being heir apparent the bare right of apparency carried certain privileges with it— John Erskine †1951

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History and Etymology for apparency

Latin apparentia, from apparent-, apparens + -ia -y

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“Apparency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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