Obvention
Obvention Ob*ven"tion, n. [L. obvention, fr. obvenire to come before or in the way of, to befall; ob (see {Ob-}) + venire to come: cf. F. obvention.] The act of happening incidentally; that which happens casually; an incidental advantage; an occasional offering. [Obs.] ``Tithes and other obventions.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Legacies bequeathed by the deaths of princes and great persons, and other casualities and obventions. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • Obvention — (lat.), Entgegenkommen, Begegnung; freiwillige Gabe; Einkünfte; Steuer, besonders Kirchensteuer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • obvention — äbˈvenchən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English obvencioun, from Middle French obvention, from Latin obvention , obventio income, revenue, from Latin obventus (past participle of obvenire to come about, from ob to, toward + venire to come) + ion …   Useful english dictionary

  • OBVENTION — s. f. T. de Droit can. Impôt ecclésiastique …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • obvention — (ob van sion) s. f. Terme de droit canonique. Impôt ecclésiastique. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Les obvencions des prebendes, des prevostez et autres benefices, Chr. franç. ms. de G. de Nangis, an 1297, dans LACURNE. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. obventionem …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Obvention — 1. Indkomst, gave. 2. Kirkeskat …   Danske encyklopædi

  • obvention — n. something which is infrequent, happenstance (especially an unexpected payment or fee) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obvention — ob·ven·tion …   English syllables

  • obvention —   n. casual or occasional happening or gift …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • obvention — /abvenshan/ See oblation obventio …   Black's law dictionary

  • Obveniren — (v. lat.), begegnen, widerfahren, zu Theil werden; daher Obvention, 1) das Entgegenkommen, die Begegnung; 2) Einkünfte, freiwillige Gabe, Steuer, bes. Kirchensteuer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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