when one party depends on or trusts another party to act in a certain way, especially when combined with action based on that dependence or trust The board acted in reliance on the information it received.
dependence or trust, especially when combined with an action Some reliance was also placed on the fact that the 31 July bill did not comply with the requirements of section 67 of the Solicitors Act 1974.
- The government predicts less reliance on foreign borrowing.
- Reliance was being placed on their skill and judgment.
- No reliance could be put on her confession.
- A court will force a party to live up to a promise if a promise caused detrimental(=harmful) reliance to the second party.