Va"ri*ance (?), n. [L. variantia.]
The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.
Difference that produce dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel.
That which is the strength of their amity shall prove the immediate author of their variance.
A disagreement or difference between two parts of the same legal proceeding, which, to be effectual, ought to agree, -- as between the writ and the declaration, or between the allegation and the proof.
A variance, in disagreement; in a state of dissension or controversy; at enmity. "What cause brought him so soon at variance with himself?"
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