feasance

[ fee-zuh ns ]
/ ˈfi zəns /

noun Law.

the doing or performing of an act, as of a condition or duty.

Nearby words

  1. fearless,
  2. fearlessly,
  3. fearnought,
  4. fearsome,
  5. fearsomely,
  6. feasibility,
  7. feasibility study,
  8. feasible,
  9. feasibly,
  10. feast

Origin of feasance

1530–40; < Anglo-French fesa(u)nce, Old French faisance, equivalent to fais- (variant stem of faireLatin facere to do) + -ance -ance

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Word Origin and History for feasance

feasance

n.

1530s, from Anglo-French fesance, from Old French faisance "action, deed, enactment," from faisant, present participle of faire "to make, do" (from Latin facere; see factitious).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper