suppliance

suppliance

1 [suh-plahy-uhns]
noun
the act, method, or process of supplying.

Origin:
1590–1600; supply1 + -ance

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suppliance

2 [suhp-lee-uhns]
noun
appeal; entreaty; plea; supplication: He knelt in an attitude of suppliance.
Also, suppliancy.


Origin:
1605–15; suppli(ant) + -ance

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suppliant (ˈsʌplɪənt)
 
adj
1.  expressing entreaty or supplication
 
n, —adj
2.  another word for supplicant
 
[C15: from French supplier to beseech, from Latin supplicāre to kneel in entreaty; see supple]
 
'suppliantly
 
adv
 
'suppliance
 
n

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