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Definition of Observance

Observance

  1. The act or practice of observing or noticing with attention; a heeding or keeping with care; performance; -- usually with a sense of strictness and fidelity; as, the observance of the Sabbath is general; the strict observance of duties.
  2. An act, ceremony, or rite, as of worship or respect; especially, a customary act or service of attention; a form; a practice; a rite; a custom.
  3. Servile attention; sycophancy.

Observance Quotations

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
Calvin Coolidge

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
James Russell Lowell

The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
Denis Diderot

The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
Felix Frankfurter

Being an artist for my well being and as a living, I live in a place of observance and interest in what I consider to be the most relevant questions.
Brandon Boyd
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Observance Translations

observance in French is audience
observance in German is Beachtung
observance in Italian is osservanza
observance in Spanish is acatamiento
observance in Swedish is efterlevnad

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