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enstance (plural enstances)

  1. Obsolete form of instance.
    • 1846, John Sage, The Works of the Right Rev. John Sage:
      And doth he not explain the matter by the enstance of the Presbyters of Ephesus, who were intrusted with the government in subordination to St Paul?
    • 1907, John Ewing, Memorandum Book of Dr. John Ewing:
      The Gen'l is astonished to see it broken in such frequent enstances, being however determined to provent a practice so dangerous to the Health of the Troops all Officers are hereby derectd[sic] to order and see that Twenty Lashes be enflicted[sic] instantly upon any Soldier that they may find guilty of a Breach of it in future.