-ance

-ance [əns, 'ns; ənts, 'nts]
[ME < OFr -ance (< L -antia, -entia) or directly < L] suffix forming nouns
1. the act or process of ____ing [discontinuance]
2. the quality or state of being [forbearance]
3. a thing that ____s [hindrance]
4. a thing that is ____ed [utterance, remittance]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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