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affiance

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noun af·fi·ance \ə-ˈfī-ən(t)s\

Definition of affiance

archaic

  1. :  trust, confidence



Origin of affiance

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from affier to pledge, trust, from Medieval Latin affidare to pledge, from Latin ad- + Vulgar Latin *fidare to trust — more at fiancé


First Known Use: 14th century


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affiance

verb, af·fi·ance

Definition of affiance

affiancedaffiancing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to solemnly promise (oneself or another) in marriage :  betroth



1555

First Known Use of affiance

1555

Rhymes with affiance


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