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from The Century Dictionary.

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A noun suffix having much the same meaning as -ence, but more commonly signifying the quality or state. See -ancy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • suffix Forming abstract nouns denoting states, conditions, or qualities.

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