reliance

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Etymology[edit]

From rely + -ance

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Noun[edit]

reliance ‎(countable and uncountable, plural reliances)

  1. The act of relying on someone or something; trust.
    • Macaulay
      In reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value.
  2. The condition of being reliant or dependent.
  3. A person or thing which relies on another.
  4. Anything on which to rely; ground of trust.
    The boat was a poor reliance.
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