An example of a reliance is a close confidante.
- the act of relying
- trust, dependence, or confidence
- a thing relied on
- The act of relying or the state of being reliant: the economy's reliance on imported oil.
- The faith, confidence, or trust felt by one who relies: The general placed his reliance on the element of surprise. See Synonyms at trust.
- Archaic One relied on; a mainstay.
(countable and uncountable, plural reliances)
From rely + -ance
reliance - Legal Definition