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[ri-lahy-uh-bil-i-tee] /rɪˌlaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the ability to be relied on or depended on, as for accuracy, honesty, or achievement.
Sometimes, reliableness.
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nonreliability, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Four less brave, but knowing each other well, sure of their reliability and consequently of mutual aid, will attack resolutely.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • There must have been a foreshadowing in her soul of the man's reliability, though she knew it not.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • The long trip over the plains had proved the reliability of Abe and Tom and Jack.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • The latter, however, is to be preferred because of its reliability.

    The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
  • It is impossible for me to express my opinion as to the value or reliability of the wonderful statements made by Olaf Jansen.

    The Smoky God Willis George Emerson
Word Origin and History for reliability

1816, from reliable + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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