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- v. To intrust; trust to (someone/something).
- v. To trust; to expect; to depend or rely (on).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To intrust.
- To trust; rely or depend: with to or on: as, do not lippen to him; I was lippening on you.
From Middle English lipnen ("to trust"), of obscure origin. Perhaps an alteration of Middle English litnen ("to trust"), of North Germanic origin, compare Swedish lita ("to trust, depend, rely on"). (Wiktionary)