pliance (s.xiiex)

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pliance (s.xiiex)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 9,68b plicare; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1160 plïance; DEAF:  ploiier (plïance); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

This appears to be a hapax, a form invented by Bozon from the present participle of plier. It came into use in English from 1607 (pliance n.).


1obedience, submission
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xivin )  Pliaunce (var. (R: c.1330) pliance) a vos soverains Et mesure a vos vilains  (S) 41.84
pli  pliable  pliant  plier  pliter  pliure 
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