Definition of observance
1a : a customary practice, rite, or ceremony Sabbath observancesb : a rule governing members of a religious order
2 : an act or instance of following a custom, rule, or law observance of the speed limits
3 : an act or instance of watching
Examples of observance in a sentence
the observance of this family tradition would make your grandmother very happy
observance of the smoking ban in public buildings
First Known Use of observance
OBSERVANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of observance for English Language Learners
: the practice of following a custom, rule, law, etc.
: an act that is part of a ceremony or ritual
OBSERVANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of observance for Students
1 : an established practice or ceremony religious observances
2 : an act of following a custom, rule, or law Careful observance of the speed limit is a wise idea.
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