Synonyms for affiance

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : uh-fahy-uh ns
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfaɪ əns

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Définition of affiance

Origin :
  • 1520s, "to promise," from Old French afiancier "to pledge, promise, give one's word," from afiance (n.) "confidence, trust," from afier "to trust," from Late Latin affidare, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fidare "to trust," from fidus (see affidavit). From mid-16c. especially "to promise in marriage." Related: Affianced; affiancing.
  • As in promise : noun one's word that something will be done
  • As in vow : noun promise
  • As in solemn word : noun promise
  • As in promise : verb give word that something will be done
  • As in betroth : verb marry
  • As in engage : verb promise to marry
Example sentences :
  • In the words of the old church-service, "Her soul must ever have affiance in God."
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864 » by Various
  • Thus he pledged his faith, and the Duke accepted his affiance.
  • Extract from : « French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France » by Marie de France
  • Their notion of the real meaning of the period of affiance commended itself entirely to his lofty sentiments.
  • Extract from : « Kophetua the Thirteenth » by Julian Corbett
  • The young Duke of Hamilton was, however, the successful one; and the pledge of affiance passed mutually.
  • Extract from : « The Memorials of the Hamlet of Knightsbridge » by Henry George Davis
  • Jealousy and distrust are the bane of friendship, whose essence is esteem and affiance.
  • Extract from : « Letters on the Improvement of the Mind » by Hester Chapone
  • That attachment and affiance, which ought to subsist between the dependant and his protector, are destroyed.
  • Extract from : « Letters on the Improvement of the Mind » by Hester Chapone
  • William made use of Haralds compulsory sojourn to make him swear allegiance to him, and affiance him to his daughter.
  • Extract from : « The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) » by Snorri Sturluson
  • He is a traitor to affiance and abuse to employment, and a rule of villainy in a plot of mischief.
  • Extract from : « Character Writings of the 17th Century » by Various
  • It is not well done for a king to affiance himself to one woman when he already has another for his wife.
  • Extract from : « Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15) » by Charles Morris
  • In the words of the old church service, “her soul must ever have affiance in God.”
  • Extract from : « Household Papers and Stories » by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Antonyms for affiance

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