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From Old French prenance, from prendre, prenre, penre (to take), from Latin prendere, prehendere.


pernancy (usually uncountable, plural pernancies)

  1. (law) A taking or reception, as the receiving of rents or tithes in kind, the receiving of profits.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pernancy in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)