Definition of observance
- Sabbath observances
- observance of the speed limits
the observance of this family tradition would make your grandmother very happy
observance of the smoking ban in public buildings
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: the practice of following a custom, rule, law, etc.
: an act that is part of a ceremony or ritual
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