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reliance Line breaks: re|li¦ance
Pronunciation: /rɪˈlʌɪəns/

Definition of reliance in English:


[mass noun]
1Dependence on or trust in someone or something: the farmer’s reliance on pesticides
More example sentences
  • Trust as reliance on the claims of the seller is an essential feature of market exchanges.
  • There is no reflection of that reliance on the conviction matters in the bail decision against us by the Court of Appeal.
  • There is special need for caution when considering evidence of identification and convicting a defendant in reliance on it.
dependence, dependency;
seeking support from, leaning on
1.1 [count noun] archaic A person or thing on which someone depends.



Example sentences
  • He was optimistic about the coming season as their trade was very much the home market and they were not as reliant on the American trade.
  • The only artists threatened by Hibbard's proposal were those already reliant on government funding.
  • The charity gets no support from national or local government and is entirely reliant on donations, bequests and fundraising.

Words that rhyme with reliance

alliance, appliance, compliance, defiance, misalliance, neuroscience, science

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