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.

Legacies bequeathed by the deaths of princes and great persons, and other casualities and obventions. Fuller.

 

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