abidance


abidance

noun

Definition of ABIDANCE

1
the following of a custom, rule, or law <the FDA requires strict abidance by food manufacturers of its definitions for certain terms used on product labels>
2
uninterrupted or lasting existence <the reassuring abidance of their friendship through times both good and bad>
Near Antonyms abridgment (or abridgement), curtailment, cutback, shortening

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