obvention

noun ob·ven·tion \äbˈvenchən\

Definition of obvention

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at ob-, come


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