conversant

[ kuhn-vur-suhnt, kon-ver- ]
/ kənˈvɜr sənt, ˈkɒn vər- /

adjective

familiar by use or study (usually followed by with): conversant with Spanish history.
Archaic. having regular or frequent conversation; intimately associating; acquainted.

Origin of conversant

1250–1300; Middle English conversa(u)nt < Latin conversant- (stem of conversāns), present participle of conversārī to associate with. See converse1, -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for conversance

conversant

/ (kənˈvɜːsənt) /

adjective

(usually postpositive and foll by with) experienced (in), familiar (with), or acquainted (with)
Derived Formsconversance or conversancy, nounconversantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conversance

conversant


adj.

late 14c., from Old French conversant, present participle of converser (see converse (v.)).

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