reliance

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reliance

noun

Definition of RELIANCE

1
something or someone to which one looks for support <he's been the family's foremost reliance in times of trouble many times>
Related Words backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge
2
the quality or state of needing something or someone <a baby's reliance on her parents> <his reliance on his next-door neighbor for all the local gossip>
Near Antonyms autonomy, self-determination, sovereignty (also sovranty)

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