Valiance Val"iance, Valiancy Val"ian*cy, n. [Cf. F. vaillance. See {Valiant}.] The quality or state of being valiant; bravery; valor. [Obs.] ``His doughty valiance.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • valiance — mid 15c., from Anglo Fr. valiance (c.1300) or O.Fr. valliance, from O.Fr. valiant (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • valiance — noun Date: 15th century valor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • valiance — See valiancy. * * * …   Universalium

  • valiance — noun the quality of being valiant; heroism, bravery or valour …   Wiktionary

  • valiance — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely: braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, heart, intrepidity,… …   English dictionary for students

  • valiance — n. braveness, courage, heroic act …   English contemporary dictionary

  • valiance — val·iance …   English syllables

  • valiance — /ˈvæliəns/ (say valeeuhns) noun the quality of being valiant; valour; bravery; courage. Also, valiancy. {variant of late Middle English vailance, from Anglo French, variant of Old French vaillance, from vaillant valiant} …  

  • valiance — valiants …   English homophone dictionary

  • valiance — noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) he showed great heroism in battle he received a medal for valor • Syn: ↑heroism, ↑gallantry, ↑valor, ↑valour, ↑valorousness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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