[kon-vuh-nahns; French kawnvuh-nahns]
- suitability; expediency; propriety.
- convenances, the social proprieties or conventionalities.
Origin of convenance
1475–85; < Anglo-French, equivalent to conven(ir) to be proper + -ance -ance
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Examples from the Web for convenance
We make marriages of convenance in our country, que diable, and what follows follows; but no scandal afterwards!The Newcomes
William Makepeace Thackeray
- suitable behaviour; propriety
from convenir to be suitable, from Latin convenīre; see convenient
Word Origin and History for convenance
late 15c., from French convenance "convention, agreement, convenience," from convenant, present participle of convenir "to come together" (see convene).
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