Definition of 'observance'
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Here too a large gap soon became apparent between law and actual observance. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994) Strict observance of the existing law should be mandatory and would be all that is required. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But in both places, the observance was both strict and serious. Christianity Today (2000)We'd give them an area for preparing food and respect their religious observance. The Sun (2006)There's something of a religious observance in all the handling of actual books. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)So the patterns for religious observance, practice and experience supplement those in respect of religious belief. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)In diligently attending council meetings as a civic duty, it should still be a choice whether to attend religious observance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It said religious observance had changed'beyond all recognition' in the past two generations but policy lagged behind. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Religious observance was limited. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'observance'
British English: observance NOUN
The observance of something such as a law or custom is the practice of obeying or following it.
They should use their powers to ensure strict observance of laws.
Definition of observance from the Collins English Dictionary
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