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Definition of "reliance" []

  • The act of relying or the state of being reliant. (noun)
  • The faith, confidence, or trust felt by one who relies; dependence. See Synonyms at trust. (noun)
  • One relied on; a mainstay. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reliance" in a sentence
  • "But for most schools the main reliance is on the standard how-to journalism textbooks."
  • "Self reliance is dead with progressives and that is what is missing from any of the debates on this site."
  • "It is not the job of the R commissioners to act as defense attorneys in reliance upon fact based defenses which may be (1) irrelevant, and (2) not provable."