reliance

[ ri-lahy-uhns ]
/ rɪˈlaɪ əns /

noun

confident or trustful dependence.
something or someone relied on.

Nearby words

  1. releve,
  2. relevé,
  3. relexify,
  4. reliability,
  5. reliable,
  6. reliant,
  7. reliantly,
  8. relic,
  9. relic area,
  10. relics

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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British Dictionary definitions for reliance

reliance

/ (rɪˈlaɪəns) /

noun

dependence, confidence, or trust
something or someone upon which one relies
Derived Formsreliant, adjectivereliantly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for reliance

reliance

n.

c.1600, from rely + -ance.

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