échéance

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From past participle of échoir +‎ -ance, possibly, but less likely, corresponding to a Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *excadentia, from *excadens from *excadō. See Latin cadō. Compare Italian scadenza.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

échéance f (plural échéances)

  1. expiry date, expiration date
  2. redemption date, date of payment, due date
  3. term (period of time)
    À longue échéance, ça serait mieux. This is better in the long term.

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