obvention

noun
ob·​ven·​tion | \ äbˈvenchən \
plural -s

Definition of obvention

: something that comes casually (as an incidental advantage or an occasional religious offering)

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History and Etymology for obvention

Middle English obvencioun, from Middle French obvention, from Latin obvention-, obventio income, revenue, from Latin obventus (past participle of obvenire to come about, from ob- to, toward + venire to come) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Obvention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obvention. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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