Meaning of -ANCE in English

-ANCE

a suffix used to form nouns either from adjectives in -ant or from verbs: brilliance; appearance.

[ ME -antia -ANCY, equiv. to -ant- -ANT + -ia -Y 3 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .