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observances

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plural of observance

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1 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

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2 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

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“Observances.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/observances. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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