defiance (s.xii3/4)

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defiance (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 3,500a *fidare; Gdf: 2,460c defiance; GdfC: 9,335b desfiance; TL: 2,1586 desfiance; DEAF: ; DMF:  défiance; TLF:  défiance; OED:  defiance n.; MED:  defiaunce n.; DMLBS: ]
defiaunce;  difiaunce  


1challenge, defiance
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  A. vous mande e dit apertement Qe la defiance receit il mult bonement  7340
( 1214-16; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  si akouns frainsist la truue, ke le assaylit saun difiaunce [...] il fust occys  732
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  Tiels faitz de felouns e tiel defiaunce Sur nous [...]  482.291
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