Synonyms of observance
1 carrying out of • Councils should ensure strict observance of laws. with of
carrying out of
, disregard for
, omission of
, disdain for
, evasion of
, inattention to
, heedlessness of
, nonobservance of
2 ceremonyDictionary • Numerous religious observances set the rhythm of the day.
ceremony • The flag was blessed in a ceremony in the local cathedral.
rite • a fertility rite
procedure • He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.
service • The President was attending the morning service.
form • a frequent broadcaster on correct form and dress
practice • a public inquiry into bank practices
tradition • She has carried on the family tradition of giving away plants.
celebration • the celebration of Mass in Latin
custom • The custom of lighting the Olympic flame goes back centuries.
ritual • This is the most ancient and holiest of the rituals.
formality • The will was read, but it was a formality.
ceremonial • It is difficult to imagine a more impressive ceremonial.
liturgy • A clergyman read the liturgy from the prayer-book.
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• the celebration of Mass in Latin
ceremonialCeremonial consists of all the impressive things that are done, said, and worn on very formal occasions.
• It is difficult to imagine a more impressive ceremonial.
• The flag was blessed in a ceremony in the local cathedral.
Thesaurus for observance from the Collins English Thesaurus
recognition of or compliance with a law, custom, practice, etc