survivance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French survivance.

Noun[edit]

survivance (countable and uncountable, plural survivances)

  1. (now rare) Survival.
  2. Succession to an estate, office etc. of someone who survives the previous holder, as nominated by them; survivorship.
    • 1724, [Gilbert] Burnet, [Gilbert Burnet Jr.], editor, Bishop Burnet’s History of His Own Time. [], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: [] Thomas Ward [], OCLC 863504080:
      His son had the survivance of the stadtholdership.
  3. (Canada) The survival of Francophone culture in the face of Anglo-American hegemony.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From survivre +‎ -ance.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃s

Noun[edit]

survivance f (plural survivances)

  1. relic

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