pernancy

noun
per·​nan·​cy | \ ˈpərnənsē \
plural -es

Definition of pernancy

: a taking or receiving of something (as profits or rents or tithes in kind)

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History and Etymology for pernancy

Anglo-French pernance (alteration of Old French prenance, from prendre to take—from Latin prehendere to seize, grasp—+ -ance) + English -y

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“Pernancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pernancy. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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