convenance

noun con·ve·nance \ kōⁿv(ə)nääⁿs ; ˈkänvənən(t)s , -ˌnän(t)s \

Definition of convenance

plural convenances \kōⁿv(ə)nääⁿs; ˈkänvənən(t)sə̇z, -ˌnän(t)-\
1 : conventional usage
2 convenances plural : the things established by custom as proper to social intercourse : conventions
  • a forthright man with little regard for the convenances

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Origin and Etymology of convenance

French, from convenant, present participle of convenir to be suitable


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