affiance


1af·fi·ance

noun \ə-ˈfī-ən(t)s\

Definition of AFFIANCE

archaic

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

2affiance

transitive verb
affiancedaffianc·ing

Definition of AFFIANCE

:  to solemnly promise (oneself or another) in marriage :  betroth

First Known Use of AFFIANCE

1555

Rhymes with AFFIANCE

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