What does ance mean?
The definition of ance
*ance.
Etym: [F. -ance, fr. L. -antia and also fr. -entia.]

A suffix signifying action; also, quality or state; as, assistance, resistance, appearance, elegance. See -ancy.

Note: All recently adopted words of this class take either -ance or – ence, according to the Latin spelling.

-ANCE -ance. [F. -ance, fr. L. -antia and also fr. -entia.]
A suffix signifying action; also, quality or state; as, assistance, resistance, appearance, elegance. See -ancy.
All recently adopted words of this class take either -ance or -ence, according to the Latin spelling.