n. A disguised modern spelling of the genitive suffix -s, -es, as used adverbially in hence, thence, whence, once, twice, thrice: erroneously spelled -ce in conformity with that termination in words of French origin. See -ce, -ce, and -ce.n. A disguised spellingn. of original final -s (of the root) in ice, advice, device, etc., and the plurals lice, mice, orn. of the original plural suffix -s, -es, in dice, pence: erroneously spelled -ce in conformity with that termination in words of French origin. See -ce, etc.n. The terminal element of many words derived through French from Latin, as in tierce, justice, solace, absence, etc., occurring especially in the suffixes -ace, -ice, -ance (which see). See also -cy.n. A termination of other origin than as above, particularly in fence, defence, offence, pretence, expence, etc.n. The chemical symbol for cerium.