reliance

[ ri-lahy-uhns ]
/ rɪˈlaɪ əns /

noun

confident or trustful dependence.
something or someone relied on.

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Origin of reliance

First recorded in 1600–10; rely + -ance

SYNONYMS FOR reliance

OTHER WORDS FROM reliance

mis·re·li·ance, nounnon·re·li·ance, nouno·ver·re·li·ance, nounsu·per·re·li·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-reliance

reliance
/ (rɪˈlaɪəns) /

noun

dependence, confidence, or trust
something or someone upon which one relies

Derived forms of reliance

reliant, adjectivereliantly, adverb
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