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esperance

[ es-per-uhns ]
/ ˈɛs pər əns /
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noun Obsolete.
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Origin of esperance

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English esperaunce, from Middle French esperance, from Vulgar Latin spērantia (unattested), equivalent to Latin spērant- (stem of spērāns ) “hoping” (present participle of spērāre, derivative of spēs “hope”) + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for esperance

esperance
/ (ˈɛspərəns) /

noun
archaic hope or expectation

Word Origin for esperance

C15: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin sperantia (unattested), from Latin spērāre to hope, from spēs hope
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