[ kuhn-vur-suhnt, kon-ver- ]
/ kənˈvɜr sənt, ˈkɒn vər- /
familiar by use or study (usually followed by with): conversant with Spanish history.
Archaic. having regular or frequent conversation; intimately associating; acquainted.
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Origin of conversant
con·ver·sance, con·ver·san·cy, nouncon·ver·sant·ly, adverbnon·con·ver·sance, nounnon·con·ver·san·cy, noun
non·con·ver·sant, adjectivenon·con·ver·sant·ly, adverbun·con·ver·sant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conversance
/ (kənˈvɜːsənt) /
(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
late 14c., from Old French conversant, present participle of converser (see converse (v.)).
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