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AFFIANCE, contracts. From affidare or dare fidem, to give a pledge. A plighting of troth between a man and woman. Litt. s. 39. Pothier, Traite du Mariage, n. 24, defines it to be a an agreement by which a man and a woman promise each other that they will marry together. This word is used by some authors as synonymous with marriage. Co. Litt. 34, a, note 2. See Dig. 23, 1 Code 5, 1, 4; Extrav. 4, 1.

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The success of the UFP's first foray into the electoral arena, where it directly challenged the PQ, was encouraging -- the affiance garnered just shy of 25 per cent of the vote -- and spurred the building of a left party with a federated structure as an alternative to the mainstream parties.
In a sign of progress for the US gaming market, eValley was led to this deal through its affiance with a third-party content publisher, New York-based Micro Java Network, which offers its services to developers at no cost.
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