[ pur-nuhn-see ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby pernancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023