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English definition of “provenance”

provenance

noun [S or U] uk   /ˈprɒv.ən.əns/ us    /ˈprɑː.vən-/ formal
the place of origin of something: jewels of uncertain provenance This raised doubts about the provenance of the painting. I don't need to see a label to identify the provenance of a garment that someone is wearing.Origins and sources
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