1. manifesting confidence, esp. in oneself.
  2. The Plymouth Reliant version of Chrysler's K-car.
  3. The Federation spacecraft commandeered by Khan Noonian Singh in Star Trek:The Wrath of Khan. Later retcon'd as an instance of the Miranda class of vessels, variations of which would appear in TNG and DS9.

Re*li"ant (-ant), a.

Having, or characterized by, reliance; confident; trusting.

 

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