daliance (n.) mid-14c., "confab, chat," from DALLY (Cf. dally) + -ANCE (Cf. -ance). Probably formed in Anglo-French, but not attested there. Meaning "amorous play, flirtation" is from late 14c.; that of "idle or frivolous activity" is from 1540s.

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