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observance

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noun ob·ser·vance \əb-ˈzər-vən(t)s\

Simple Definition of observance

  • : the practice of following a custom, rule, law, etc.

  • : an act that is part of a ceremony or ritual

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of observance

  1. 1 a :  a customary practice, rite, or ceremony <Sabbath observances> b :  a rule governing members of a religious order

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of following a custom, rule, or law <observance of the speed limits>

  3. 3 :  an act or instance of watching

Examples of observance in a sentence

  1. <the observance of this family tradition would make your grandmother very happy>

  2. <observance of the smoking ban in public buildings>



13th Century

First Known Use of observance

13th century


OBSERVANCE Defined for Kids

observance

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noun ob·ser·vance \əb-ˈzər-vəns\

Definition of observance for Students

  1. 1 :  an established practice or ceremony <religious observances>

  2. 2 :  an act of following a custom, rule, or law <Careful observance of the speed limit is a wise idea.>





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