spence

noun
\ ˈspen(t)s How to pronounce spence (audio) \

Definition of spence

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, chiefly British

Spence

biographical name
\ ˈspen(t)s How to pronounce Spence (audio) \

Definition of Spence (Entry 2 of 2)

A(ndrew) Michael 1943–     American economist

First Known Use of spence

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spence

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French espence, spence, from Medieval Latin expensa victuals, from Late Latin, outlay, compulsory supply of food — more at expense entry 1

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“Spence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spence. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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