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[fee-zuh ns] /ˈfi zəns/
noun, Law.
the doing or performing of an act, as of a condition or duty.
Origin of feasance
1530-40; < Anglo-French fesa(u)nce, Old French faisance, equivalent to fais- (variant stem of faireLatin facere to do) + -ance -ance Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for feasance

an obligation or duty, the carrying out of such an obligation

Word Origin

French faisance 'activity'

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Word Origin and History for feasance

1530s, from Anglo-French fesance, from Old French faisance "action, deed, enactment," from faisant, present participle of faire "to make, do" (from Latin facere; see factitious).

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