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reliance

[ri-lahy-uh ns]
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noun
  1. confident or trustful dependence.
  2. confidence.
  3. something or someone relied on.

Origin of reliance

First recorded in 1600–10; rely + -ance
Related formsmis·re·li·ance, nounnon·re·li·ance, nouno·ver·re·li·ance, nounsu·per·re·li·ance, noun

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1. confidence, trust, faith, assurance.
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  • It was just one more expression of that strangely discreditable yet almost universal failing,—the over-reliance upon others.

    The Devil's Paw

    E. Phillips Oppenheim


British Dictionary definitions for over-reliance

reliance

noun
  1. dependence, confidence, or trust
  2. something or someone upon which one relies
Derived Formsreliant, adjectivereliantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for over-reliance

reliance

n.

c.1600, from rely + -ance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper