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reliance

[ri-lahy-uh ns] /rɪˈlaɪ əns/
noun
1.
confident or trustful dependence.
3.
something or someone relied on.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; rely + -ance
Related forms
misreliance, noun
nonreliance, noun
overreliance, noun
superreliance, noun
Synonyms
1. confidence, trust, faith, assurance.
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British Dictionary definitions for reliance

reliance

/rɪˈlaɪəns/
noun
1.
dependence, confidence, or trust
2.
something or someone upon which one relies
Derived Forms
reliant, adjective
reliantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reliance
n.

c.1600, from rely + -ance.

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