Definition for CHEV'I-SANCE

CHEV'I-SANCE, n. [s as z. Fr. chevir, to come to the end, to perform, to prevail, from chef, the head, literally the end. See Chief and Achieve.]

  1. Achievement; deed; performance; enterprise accomplished. [Obs.] – Spenser.
  2. In law, a making of contracts; a bargain. – Stat. 13 Eliz. 7.
  3. An unlawful agreement or contract. – 21 Jam. 17.
  4. An agreement or composition, as an end or order set down between a creditor and his debtor. – Encyc.

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