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affiance


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affiance  \Af*fi"ance\,  n.  [OE.  afiaunce  trust,  confidence,  OF 
  afiance,  fr  afier  to  trust,  fr  LL  affidare  to  trust;  ad  + 
  fidare  to  trust,  fr  L.  fides  faith.  See  {Faith},  and  cf 
  {Affidavit},  {Affy},  {Confidence}.] 
  1.  Plighted  faith;  marriage  contract  or  promise. 
 
  2.  Trust;  reliance;  faith;  confidence. 
 
  Such  feelings  promptly  yielded  to  his  habitual 
  affiance  in  the  divine  love.  --Sir  J. 
  Stephen. 
 
  Lancelot,  my  Lancelot,  thou  in  whom  I  have  Most  joy 
  and  most  affiance.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affiance  \Af*fi"ance\,  v.  t.  [imp.  ?  p.  p.  {Affianced};  p.  pr  ? 
  vb  n.  {Affiancing}.]  [Cf.  OF  afiancier  fr  afiance.] 
  1.  To  betroth;  to  pledge  one's  faith  to  for  marriage,  or 
  solemnly  promise  (one's  self  or  another)  in  marriage. 
 
  To  me  sad  maid,  he  was  affianced.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  assure  by  promise.  [Obs.]  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affiance 
  v  :  give  to  in  marriage  [syn:  {betroth},  {engage},  {plight}] 




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