Chev"i*sance (?), n. [Of. chevisance, chevissance, fr. chevircome to an end, perform, fr. chef head, end, from L. caput head. See Chieve, Chief.]

1.

Achievement; deed; performance.

[Obs.]

Fortune, the foe of famous chevisance. Spenser.

2.

A bargain; profit; gain.

[Obs.]

Piers Plowman.

3. O. Eng.Law (a)

A making of contracts.

(b)

A bargain or contract; an agreement about a matter in dispute, such as a debt; a business compact.

(c)

An unlawful agreement or contract.

 

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