apparency

noun ap·par·en·cy \ əˈparənsē , -si also -aar- or -er- \

Definition of apparency

plural -es
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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Origin and Etymology of apparency

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


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