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Observance

Ob`serv´ance
n.1.The act or practice of observing or noticing with attention; a heeding or keeping with care; performance; - usually with a sense of strictness and fidelity; as, the observance of the Sabbath is general; the strict observance of duties.
It is a custom
More honored in the breach than the observance.
- Shak.
2.An act, ceremony, or rite, as of worship or respect; especially, a customary act or service of attention; a form; a practice; a rite; a custom.
Use all the observance of civility.
- Shak.
3.Servile attention; sycophancy.
Salads and flesh, such as their haste could get,
Served with observance.
- Chapman.
This is not atheism,
But court observance.
- Beau. & Fl.
Love rigid honesty,
And strict observance of impartial laws.
- Roscommon.
Noun1.observance - the act of observing; taking a patient look
2.observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
3.observance - the act of noticing or paying attention; "he escaped the notice of the police"
Synonyms: notice, observation
4.observance - conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
Synonyms: honoring
Antonyms:
nonobservance - a lack of conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
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