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abidance

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noun abid·ance \ə-ˈbī-dən(t)s\

Definition of abidance

  1. 1 :  an act or state of abiding :  continuance

  2. 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>



1647

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