• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chevisance (O. Eng. Law) A bargain or contract; an agreement about a matter in dispute, such as a debt; a business compact.
    • Chevisance A bargain; profit; gain.
    • Chevisance (O. Eng. Law) A making of contracts.
    • Chevisance Achievement; deed; performance. "Fortune, the foe of famous chevisance ."
    • Chevisance (O. Eng. Law) An unlawful agreement or contract.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chevisance Accomplishment; achievement; result; outcome.
    • n chevisance Means.
    • n chevisance A bargain; negotiation for a loan; a loan.
    • n chevisance Profit; gain.
    • n chevisance In law: A making of contracts; agreement.
    • n chevisance An unlawful agreement or contract.
    • n chevisance An agreement or a composition, as an end or order set down between a creditor and his debtor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chevisance shev′i-zäns (Spens.) achievement, performance.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of. chevisance, chevissance, fr. chevir,come to an end, perform, fr. chef, head, end, from L. caput, head. See Chieve Chief
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—chevir, to accomplish; chef, the head, the end.


In literature:

If they should unite for a martial chevisance, their camp will resemble that of Thais, rather than that of Hannibal.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Mills