suppliance

1
[ suh-plahy-uh ns ]
/ səˈplaɪ əns /

noun

the act, method, or process of supplying.

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Origin of suppliance

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First recorded in 1590–1600; supply1 + -ance

Definition for suppliance (2 of 2)

suppliance2
[ suhp-lee-uh ns ]
/ ˈsʌp li əns /

noun

appeal; entreaty; plea; supplication: He knelt in an attitude of suppliance.

Origin of suppliance

2
First recorded in 1605–15; suppli(ant) + -ance
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