Chevisance

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

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.

Usage

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
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