abidance


abid·ance

noun \ə-ˈbī-dən(t)s\

Definition of ABIDANCE

1
:  an act or state of abiding :  continuance
2
:  compliance <abidance by the rules>

Examples of ABIDANCE

  1. <the FDA requires strict abidance by food manufacturers of its definitions for certain terms used on product labels>
  2. <the reassuring abidance of their friendship through times both good and bad>

First Known Use of ABIDANCE

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