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[pur-nuh n-see]
noun Law.
  1. a taking or receiving, as of the rents or profits of an estate.
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Origin of pernancy

1635–45; alteration of Anglo-French pernance, metathetic variant of Old French prenance literally, a taking, equivalent to pren-, pretonic stem of prendre to take (< Latin pre(he)ndere; see apprehend) + -ance -ance; see -ancy
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