plural -s
archaic : undertaking, enterprise
especially : chivalrous enterprise or prowess : chivalry
: an unlawful transaction or contract
especially : a transaction intended to evade the statutes against usury

Word History


Middle English chevisaunce achievement, resource, supply, booty (whence by misunderstanding the meaning "enterprise"), from Middle French chevisance, from Old French, from chevir to come to an end, perform, from chief head

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“Chevisance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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