Meaning of -ANCE in English

-ANCE

suffix forming nouns expressing: 1 a quality or state or an instance of one (arrogance; protuberance; relevance; resemblance). 2 an action (assistance; furtherance; penance). [from or after F -ance f. L -antia, -entia (cf. -ENCE) f. pres. part. stem -ant-, -ent-]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.