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[tar-ee-uh ns]
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noun Archaic.
  1. delay.
  2. sojourn.
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Origin of tarriance

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at tarry1, -ance
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Historical Examples

  • Upon this we began to be weary of our abode in the whale, and our tarriance there did much trouble us.

    Lucian's True History

    Lucian of Samosata

  • Making these Tents stronger or slighter, according to the time of their tarriance.

  • After having finished the service in Yorkshire, I have had a week's tarriance at Harrowgate.

British Dictionary definitions for tarriance


  1. an archaic word for delay
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