verb (used with object), af·fi·anced, af·fi·anc·ing.
- afferent nerve,
- afferent vessel,
- afferent-loop syndrome,
Origin of affiance
Examples from the Web for affiance
It is not well done for a king to affiance himself to one woman when he already has another for his wife.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris
He is a traitor to affiance and abuse to employment, and a rule of villainy in a plot of mischief.
Their notion of the real meaning of the period of affiance commended itself entirely to his lofty sentiments.Kophetua the Thirteenth|Julian Corbett
William made use of Haralds compulsory sojourn to make him swear allegiance to him, and affiance him to his daughter.
The young Duke of Hamilton was, however, the successful one; and the pledge of affiance passed mutually.The Memorials of the Hamlet of Knightsbridge|Henry George Davis
Word Origin for affiance
1520s, "to promise," from Old French afiancier "to pledge, promise, give one's word," from afiance (n.) "confidence, trust," from afier "to trust," from Late Latin affidare, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fidare "to trust," from fidus (see affidavit). From mid-16c. especially "to promise in marriage." Related: Affianced; affiancing.