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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Conversance.

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  • n. The condition of being conversant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Conversance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. personal knowledge or information about someone or something

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Examples

  • As you have pointed out, bullsh*t may be put to use as fertilizer, and a minimal conversancy with the lingo of astrology may facilitate the seduction of not so intelligent women.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Evolutionary Astrology”

  • As you have pointed out, bullsh*t may be put to use as fertilizer, and a minimal conversancy with the lingo of astrology may facilitate the seduction of not so intelligent women.neurodocQuote

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Evolutionary Astrology”

  • For besides that I hope my speculations may, in virtue of my continual conversancy with nature, have a value beyond the pretensions of my wit, they will serve in the meantime for wayside inns, in which the mind may rest and refresh itself on its journey to more certain conclusions.

    The Great Instauration

  • It matters not though the Bill may have been deliberately drawn up by the authority deemed the best qualified, with all appliances and means to boot; or by a select commission, chosen for their conversancy with the subject, and having employed years in considering and digesting the particular measure; it cannot be passed, because the House of Commons will not forego the precious privilege of tinkering it with their clumsy hands.

    Representative Government

  • That his conversancy with French extended from Froissart downwards, through Rabelais 'succulent jargon as well as Moliere's racy idiom, is patent in nearly all he wrote; and that he was capable of using this vocabulary aptly is sufficiently shown in the best and simplest of his works.

    Balzac

  • His habitual conversancy with the world in its strangest varieties and with the secret history of character, gives him a shrewd estimate of the human heart.

    Something of Men I Have Known With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective

  • Page 125 habits and ascetic life, although there were times in which his severe temper relaxed into an approach to companionable enjoyment, and then his intercourse with the few who had access to him was marked by a sarcastic humor and keen ridicule of human action which showed some grudge against the world, and, at the same time, denoted conversancy with mankind and by no means

    Rob of the bowl : a legend of St. Inigoe's,

  • It may be, on the contrary, that Martha Savory's quickness of understanding and of feeling, the readiness with which she apprehended the sentiments and condition of others, her conversancy with the allurements of city life, and the perils of unbelief from which she had been rescued, fitted her in a peculiar degree to be her husband's helper in the ministry, especially in their travels on the Continent.

    Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley

  • The landlady, without heeding this evidence of the conversancy of her visitor with the localities of the little parlor, had hastily retreated, and, in a moment afterwards, returned with a light, which, as she held it above her head, while she peered through a pair of spectacles, threw its full effulgence upon the face of her guest.

    Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency.

  • It matters not though the bill may have been deliberately drawn up by the authority deemed the best qualified, with all appliances and means to boot; or by a select commission, chosen for their conversancy with the subject, and having employed years in considering and digesting the particular measure: it can not be passed, because the House of Commons will not forego the precious privilege of tinkering it with their clumsy hands.

    Considerations on Representative Government

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