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impertinency

[im-pur-tn-uh n-see] /ɪmˈpɜr tn ən si/
noun, plural impertinencies.
Origin of impertinency
1580-1590
From the Medieval Latin word impertinentia, dating back to 1580-90. See impertinent, -ency
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  • Here also are the Scottish Commissioners, who every day bring some new proposal to the King, full of impertinency.

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