Reliance Re*li"ance (-ans), n. [From {Rely}.] 1. The act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority. [1913 Webster]

In reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance. --Richardson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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