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.
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In reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value.
Macaulay.
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2. Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance. Richardson.
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