plural -s
: a fine line used to leash a hawk during training

Word History


Middle English creaunce trust, confidence, leash for a hawk, from Middle French creance, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin credentia trust, belief (whence Medieval Latin credentia promise, security given, credit, belief)

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“Creance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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