A disguised contemporary spelling of this genitive suffix -s, -es, as used adverbially in thus, thence, whence, once, twice, thrice: erroneously spelled -ce in conformity with that cancellation in words of French origin. See -ce, -ce, and -ce.
A disguised spelling
of original last -s (of the root) in ice, guidance, unit, etc., additionally the plurals lice, mice, or
associated with initial plural suffix -s, -es, in dice, pence: erroneously spelled -ce in conformity thereupon cancellation in words of French source. See -ce, etc.
The critical element of many words derived through French from Latin, as with tierce, justice, solace, lack, etc., happening particularly in the suffixes -ace, -ice, -ance (which see). See in addition -cy.
A termination of various other source than as above, especially in fence, defence, offence, pretence, expence, etc.
The chemical symbol for cerium.
a ductile grey metallic section of the lanthanide series; found in lighter flints; the essential abundant of rare-earth team