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convenance

[ kon-vuh-nahns; French kawnvuh-nahns ]
/ ˈkɒn vəˌnɑns; French kɔ̃vəˈnɑ̃s /
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noun, plural con·ve·nanc·es [kon-vuh-nahn-siz; French kawnvuh-nahns]. /ˈkɒn vəˌnɑn sɪz; French kɔ̃vəˈnɑ̃s/.

suitability; expediency; propriety.
convenances, the social proprieties or conventionalities.

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Origin of convenance

1475–85; <Anglo-French, equivalent to conven(ir) to be proper + -ance-ance
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British Dictionary definitions for convenance

convenance
/ French (kɔ̃vnɑ̃s) /

noun

suitable behaviour; propriety
from convenir to be suitable, from Latin convenīre; see convenient
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