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provenience

[proh-vee-nee-uh ns, -veen-yuh ns] /proʊˈvi ni əns, -ˈvin yəns/
noun
1.
provenance; origin; source.
Origin of provenience
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin prōveni(ent)- (stem of prōveniēns, present participle of prōvenīre to come forth, arise) + -ence. See provenance
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n.

1881, a Latinization of provenance, or else from Latin provenientem (nominative proveniens), present participle of provenire "come forth" (see provenance). "Preferred to PROVENANCE by those who object to the French form of the latter" [OED].

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