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portance

[pawr-tns, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tns, ˈpoʊr-/
noun, Archaic.
1.
bearing; behavior.
Origin of portance
1580-1590
From Middle French, dating back to 1580-90; See origin at port5, -ance
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