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Noun: observance  ub'zur-vun(t)s
  1. The act of observing; taking a patient look
    - observation, watching
     
  2. A formal event performed on a special occasion
    - ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion
     
  3. The act of noticing or paying attention
    - notice, observation
     
  4. Conformity with law, custom or practice etc.
    - honoring [US], honouring [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: observances

Type of: abidance, affair, attending, attention, compliance, conformation, conformity, function, gander, look, looking, looking at, occasion, social function, social occasion

Antonym: nonobservance

Encyclopedia: Observance