Etymology
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renascence (n.)

1727, "rebirth; state of being reborn or born anew," from renascent + -ence. As a more classical native alternative to The Renaissance, it was used from 1868, first by Matthew Arnold. 

... so the great movement which goes by the name of the Renaissance (but why should we not give to this foreign word, destined to become of more common use amongst us, a more English form, and say Renascence?) was an uprising and re-instatement of man's intellectual impulses and of Hellenism. [Arnold, "Anarchy and Authority," in Cornhill Magazine, June 1868]

Related: Renascency (1660s in a general sense).

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Definitions of renascence
1
renascence (n.)
a second or new birth;
Synonyms: reincarnation / rebirth
2
Renascence (n.)
the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries;
Synonyms: Renaissance
Renascence (n.)
the revival of learning and culture;
Synonyms: rebirth / Renaissance
From wordnet.princeton.edu