Definition of OBSERVANCE

the following of a custom, rule, or law <the observance of this family tradition would make your grandmother very happy> <observance of the smoking ban in public buildings>
an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules <some religions require very specific observances on holy days>
a state of being aware <if you've been doing any significant housecleaning, it has escaped my observance>

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