Definition of -ance in English:

-ance

suffix

  • Forming nouns:
  • 1Denoting a quality or state or an instance of one: allegiance extravagance perseverance
  • 2Denoting an action: appearance utterance

Origin

from French -ance, from Latin -antia, -entia (from present participial stems -ant-, -ent-).

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