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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -antia, from -ant-, -ans -ant + -ia -y
“-ance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ance. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.
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