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(found while trying to translate "en l'occurence")

the present or particular occasion

[From Middle English for the nones, for the occasion, alteration of for then anes : for, for; see for + then, neuter dative sing. of the; see the1 + ones, anes, once; see once.]

It's recorded right back into medieval times but was originally created by mistake.

  • nonce: pour l'instant (pour le moment)
  • for the nonce: pour la circonstance

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