Definition of affiance :
1. Plighted faith; marriage contract or promise.
2. To assure by promise.
3. To betroth; to pledge one's faith to for marriage, or solemnly promise ( one's self or another) in marriage.
4. Trust; reliance; faith; confidence.
- The Church does not exist simply for the benefit of individual souls; it is an eternal institution, with an affiance to Christ, a calling and destiny of its own; within that universal sphere our personal destiny holds its particular place. - "The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians", G. G. Findlay.
- It denotes the soulÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ s affiance to its Lord. - "The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians", G. G. Findlay.
- If thou bearest me love and affiance, and for thy part wilt promise to make richer all the riches that are mine, on my part I will free thee from these sullen rags and array thee in the purple and ermine of a king. - "Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut", Wace.