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Confinement or restraint by force; imprisonment.
[Middle English duraunce, duration, from Old French durance, from durer, to last, from Latin dūrāre; see deuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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[C15: from Old French, from durer to last, from Latin dūrāre]
(Placename) a river in S France, rising in the Alps and flowing generally southwest into the Rhône. Length: 304 km (189 miles)
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dur•ance(ˈdʊər əns, ˈdyʊər-)
incarceration or imprisonment (often used in the phrase durance vile).
[1400–50; late Middle English duraunce duration < Middle French durance=dur(er) to last (< Latin; see endure) + -ance -ance]
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