- the act of relying
- trust, dependence, or confidence
- a thing relied on
Beverly's reliance on her pharmacist's advice helps her make the best choice.
Reliance is defined as trust or something trusted.
An example of a reliance is a close confidante.
- 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
Dependence; trust; confidence in the support of someone or something.detrimental reliance
The relying by one party on the representations of another to the detriment of the first party’s position or welfare. It may be a cause for bringing an action for recovery of damages due to fraud. See estoppel.
- But not much reliance can be placed on this kind of determination.
- The universal reliance on animal life stimulated the study of the animal kingdom.
- Here also begins his long controversy with Rivinus (Augustus Quirinus Bachmann) which chiefly turned upon Ray's indefensible separation of ligneous from herbaceous plants, and also upon what he conceived to be the misleading reliance that Rivinus placed on the characters of the corolla.
- His reliance upon the knights, or middle-class landowners, who now for the first time appear in the political foreground, is all the more interesting because it is this class who, either as members of parliament or justices of the peace, were to have the effective rule of England in their hands for so many centuries.
- We have already seen that the Chinese as late as the end of the 8th century made voyages with compasses on which but little reliance could be placed; and it may perhaps be assumed that the compasses early used in the East were mostly too imperfect to be of much assistance to navigators, and were therefore often dispensed with on customary routes.