Definition of Durance

1. Noun. Imprisonment (especially for a long time).




Definition of Durance

1. n. Continuance; duration. See Endurance.

Definition of Durance

1. Noun. (obsolete) Duration. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Endurance. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) Imprisonment; forced confinement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Durance

1. restraint by or as if by physical force [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Durance

durableness
durablenesses
durables
durably
duraencephalosynangiosis
dural
dural venous sinuses
durals
duralumin
duralumins
duramatral
duramen
duramens
durance (current term)
durance vile
durances
durancy
durangite
durangites
duranguense
durants
duranusite
durapatite
duraplasty
duras
duration
duration tetany
durational

Literary usage of Durance

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"It appears that the leathern dresses worn by some of the lower orders of people, were first called of durance, or everlasting, from their great durability. ..."

2. The Alps of Hannibal by William John Law (1866)
"CHAPTER V. durance being conclusive of Livy's intention, identity of the ... From thence to the durance utter dissonance both in topography and incidents. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and References to by Nathaniel Cleveland Moak, John Thomas Cook (1877)
"J", Thomas John durance, authorize Mr. Den man, of the firm of Messrs. ... John durance. " Witnesses to the signature of Thomas John durance, ..."

4. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... durance, confinement. LLL iii. 1. 135; 2 Hen. IV, v. 5. ... Cp. ' As the tailor, that out of seven yards stole one and a half of durance', ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... durance even after his exaltation. In his formal expression of this, he more nearly approximated ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"and usually issued forth in the morning to breakfast, ' men who had been working all night on the walls, | cardinal had been keeping in a kind of durance ..."

7. France by Morgan (Sydney), Thomas Charles Morgan (1817)
"He held the chief of her church in «durance vile;" he sheathed her blood-stained sword in a scabbard of peace, nor suffered the embers of her martyr-fires ..."

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