prévenance

noun pré·ve·nance \ˌprāvəˈnäⁿs\

Definition of prévenance

plural

-s

  1. :  attentiveness to or anticipation of others' needs or an instance of such anticipation

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Origin and Etymology of prévenance

French, from prévenant (present participle of prévenir to anticipate, from Latin praevenire to precede, anticipate), after such pairs as French abondant abundant (from Middle French abundant) : abondance abundance (from Middle French abundance)


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