purtenance

noun
pur·te·nance | \ˈpərt-nən(t)s, ˈpər-tᵊn-ən(t)s\

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First Known Use of purtenance

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for purtenance

Middle English portenaunce, literally, appurtenance, from Anglo-French partenance, from partenir to belong — more at pertain

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