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NounEdit

balaunce (countable and uncountable, plural balaunces)

  1. Obsolete form of balance.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French balance, from Late Latin *bilancia.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Early ME) IPA(key): /baˈlau̯ntsə/, /baˈlantsə/
  • IPA(key): /baˈlau̯ns(ə)/, /baˈlans(ə)/, /baˈlaːns(ə)/

NounEdit

balaunce (plural balaunces)

  1. A (half of a) set of scales; a balance
  2. The ensuring of fairness and justness via reasoning and consideration, especially legally.
  3. Luck, happenstance, destiny; the passage of random events.
  4. Endangerment, threatening; the taking of chances or bets.
  5. Indecisiveness, unsureness, hesitation.
  6. (astrology, astronomy) Libra (constellation; member of the Zodiac)

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