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observance

ob·serv·ance

observance

pronunciation:
b zuhr vns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: compliance or obedience.
The school demands strict observance of the rules.
synonyms:
adherence, compliance, obedience
antonyms:
breach, nonobservance, violation
similar words:
accordance, conformity, execution, formality, observation
definition 2: celebration; keeping.
The banks will be closed in observance of the national holiday.
synonyms:
celebration, keeping
antonyms:
nonobservance
similar words:
performance
definition 3: a particular rite; ritual; custom.
Prayer is a religious observance.
synonyms:
custom, practice, rite, ritual
similar words:
celebration, ceremonial, ceremony, convention, exercise, formality, habit, service
definition 4: the process or an instance of watching; observation.
She did not notice his observance of her.
synonyms:
observation
similar words:
discernment, espial, examination, scrutiny