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affiance

[ uh-fahy-uhns ]
/ 蓹藞fa瑟 蓹ns /
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verb (used with object), af路fi路anced, af路fi路anc路ing.
to pledge by promise of marriage; betroth.
noun Archaic.
a pledging of faith, as a marriage contract.
trust; confidence; reliance.
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Origin of affiance

1300鈥50; Middle English <Middle French afiance, equivalent to afi(er) to pledge faith, declare on oath, betroth (<Medieval Latin aff墨d膩re, equivalent to ad-ad- + *f墨d膩re, for Latin f墨dere to trust; see confide) + -ance-ance
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British Dictionary definitions for affiance

affiance
/ (蓹藞fa瑟蓹ns) /

verb
(tr) to bind (a person or oneself) in a promise of marriage; betroth
noun
archaic a solemn pledge, esp a marriage contract

Word Origin for affiance

C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin aff墨d膩re to trust (oneself) to, from f墨d膩re to trust, from f墨dus faithful
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