a moving to or towards a concourse an increase
- numerous wealth
- A flowing to or in direction of; a concourse; an influx.
- an enormous supply, at the time of thought, words, feelings, etc.; profusion; in addition, variety of residential property; wide range.
mid-14c., "an abundant flowing, an abundance," from Old French affluence, from Latin affluentia "a streaming to," figuratively "affluence, variety," noun of state from affluentem (nominative affluens) "flowing toward, abounding, wealthy, copious" (see rich). Feeling of "wealth" attested from c.1600, from idea of "a plentiful flow" (for the gift suggestions of lot of money).
(letter.) A flowing to or in direction of; a concourse; an influx.
- (letter.) A plentiful supply, since thought, words, feelings, etc.; profusion; also, abundance of home; wealth.
This was why he'd followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps in running a militia to challenge the elite's power and affluence while the rest of the people served the elites or went into the regular military, the only two reputable professions.