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bechance

[bih-chans, -chahns]
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verb (used with or without object), be·chanced, be·chanc·ing. Archaic.
  1. to befall.
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Origin of bechance

First recorded in 1520–30; from phrase by chance
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British Dictionary definitions for bechance

bechance

verb
  1. (intr) archaic to happen (to)
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Word Origin and History for bechance

v.

1520s, from be- + chance. Related: Bechanced; bechancing.

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