Re*li"ance (-ans), n. [From Rely.]
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.
In reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value.
Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance.
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