Definition of Reliance

1. Noun. Certainty based on past experience. "He put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"

Exact synonyms: Trust
Generic synonyms: Certainty
Derivative terms: Rely, Trust



2. Noun. The state of relying on something.
Generic synonyms: Dependance, Dependence, Dependency
Derivative terms: Reliant, Rely

Definition of Reliance

1. n. 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.

Definition of Reliance

1. Noun. The act of relying on someone or something; trust. ¹

2. Noun. The condition of being reliant or dependent. ¹

3. Noun. A person or thing which relies on another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reliance

1. confident or trustful dependence [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reliance

relevé
relexification
relexifier
relexify
reliabilism
reliabilist
reliabilists
reliabilities
reliability
reliability coefficient
reliable
reliableness
reliablenesses
reliables
reliably
reliance (current term)
reliances
reliant
reliantly
relic
relicense
relicensed
relicenses
relicensing
relicensure
relicensures
relick
relicks
reliclike
relicly

Literary usage of Reliance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent, John Erskine, Stuart Pratt Sherman, Carl Van Doren (1918)
"The Transcendental ideas which chiefly occupied Hawthorne's thought in the long romances were the doctrines of self-reliance, of compensation, ..."

2. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1918)
"The Transcendental ideas which chiefly occupied Hawthorne's thought in the long romances were the doctrines of self-reliance, of compensation, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... the land and for money expended and services rendered in reliance upon the promise, was entitled, under CS § 2309, to interest on the amount otherwise ..."

4. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"reliance of the buyer—obvious defects. It is essential that the buyer should ... The difficulties which arise in regard to questions of reliance relate to ..."

5. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"... rather than any thing else; my main reliance is on my own civilians." " What! ... reliance ..."

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