prévenance

[ prey-vuh-nahns ]
/ preɪ vəˈnɑ̃s /

noun, plural pré·ve·nances [prey-vuh-nahns] /preɪ vəˈnɑ̃s/ for 2. French.

diligence in anticipating or catering to the pleasures of others.
an instance of this.

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Origin of prévenance

First recorded in 1760–70; from French: literally, “thoughtfulness, consideration,” from prévenir “to anticipate,” from Latin praevenīre “to precede, come or go before,” equivalent to prae- (variant of the prefix pre- ) + venīre “to come”; see origin at pre-, come
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