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Variance


VA'RIANCE, noun [See Vary.]

1. In law, an alteration of something formerly laid in a writ; or a difference between a declaration and a writ, or the deed on which it is grounded.

2. Any alteration or change of condition.

3. Difference that produces dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord. A mere variance may become a war. Without a spirit of condescension, there will be an everlasting variance

1. At variance in disagreement; in a state of difference or want of agreement.

2. In a state of dissension or controversy; in a state of enmity.