[ pur-nuh n-see ]
/ ˈpɜr nən si /

noun Law.

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

Nearby words

  1. permutate,
  2. permutation,
  3. permutation group,
  4. permute,
  5. pernambuco,
  6. pernicious,
  7. pernicious anaemia,
  8. pernicious anemia,
  9. pernicious vomiting,
  10. perniciously

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