spence

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noun \ˈspen(t)s\

Definition of spence

dialectal, chiefly British

  1. :  pantry

Origin and Etymology of spence

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


First Known Use: 14th century


Spence

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biographical name \ˈspen(t)s\

Definition of Spence

  1. A(ndrew) Michael 1943–     American economist

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