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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Affiance

AFFI'ANCE, noun [Latin fido, fides.]

1. The marriage contract or promise; faith pledged.

2. Trust in general; confidence; reliance.

The Christian looks to God with implicit affiance

AFFI'ANCE, verb transitive

1. To betroth; to pledge one's faith or fidelity in marriage, or to promise marriage.

To me, sad maid, he was affianced.

2. To give confidence

Affianced in my faith.