[ pur-nuh n-see ]
/ ˈpɜr nən si /

noun Law.

a taking or receiving, as of the rents or profits of an estate.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019