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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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overreliance

noun
  1. the state or fact of being too reliant on someone or something

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 overreliance

reliance

n.

c.1600, from rely + -ance.

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