One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Ames (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher. Originally a misprint for adventitious. In later use apparently irregularly from advention, on the analogy of contentious besides contention, although it is possible that some later instances may show misprints for adventitious.
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