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reliant

[ri-lahy-uh nt] /rɪˈlaɪ ənt/
adjective
1.
having or showing dependence:
reliant on money from home.
2.
confident; trustful.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; rely + -ant
Related forms
reliantly, adverb
overreliant, adjective
unreliant, adjective
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Word Origin and History for un reliant

reliant

adj.

1856; see rely + -ant. Because it means "dependent (on)" it would seem an odd name for an automobile, but Chrysler (Plymouth) nonetheless chose it as one in 1981.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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