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Short for appurtenance..


purtenance (plural purtenances)

  1. (obsolete) That which pertains or belongs to something.
    • Piers Plowman
      The purtenaunces of purgatory.
  2. (obsolete) The heart, liver, and lungs of an animal.
    • Bible (Exodus xii. 9)
      Roast [it] with fire, his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.