happenstance

[ hap-uh n-stans ]
/ ˈhæp ənˌstæns /

noun

a chance happening or event.

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Origin of happenstance

First recorded in 1895–1900; happen + (circum)stance
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British Dictionary definitions for happenstance

happenstance

/ (ˈhæpənˌstæns) /

noun

chance
a chance occurrence
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