chevisance


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chevisance

(ˈtʃɛvɪzəns)
n
(Law) obsolete law an illegal arrangement or pact
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HARRISONS + The Allies + Out From Animals + The Words + The Lost Lines + Red Stop Green Go + Chevisance + System Fault + Slide Show + The Nuns + Moss Rose
This punning parallel between Goods and Good Deeds reinforces the shift of this material to an English satiric context, because that pun on good and goods in English is highly characteristic of the antimercantile satire tradition, as characteristic as that familiar trio of exchange, usury, and chevisance. (43) The cluster of puns at the end of the Shipman's Tale has been thoroughly studied, as the merchant admonishes his wife at the end to "keep bet thy good" (7.432).
Strowe me the ground with Daffadowndillies, And Cowslips, and Kingcups, and loved Lillies: The pretie Pawnce, And the Chevisance, Shall match with the fayre flowre Delice.