Definition of Observance. Meaning of Observance. Synonyms of Observance
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Definition of Observance
ObservanceObservance Ob*serv"ance, n. [F. observance, L. observantia.
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.
It is a custom More honored in the breach than the
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.
At dances These young folk kept their observances.
Use all the observance of civility. --Shak.
Some represent to themselves the whole of religion
as consisting in a few easy observances. --Rogers.
O I that wasted time to tend upon her, To compass
her with sweet observances! --Tennyson.
3. Servile attention; sycophancy. [Obs.]
Salads and flesh, such as their haste could get,
Served with observance. --Chapman.
This is not atheism, But court observance. --Beau. &
Syn: Observance, Observation. These words are
discriminated by the two distinct senses of observe. To
observe means (1) to keep strictly; as, to observe a
fast day, and hence, observance denotes the keeping or
heeding with strictness; (2) to consider attentively, or
to remark; and hence, observation denotes either the act
of observing, or some remark made as the result thereof.
We do not say the observation of Sunday, though the word
was formerly so used. The Pharisees were curious in
external observances; the astronomers are curious in
Love rigid honesty, And strict observance of
impartial laws. --Roscommon.
Meaning of Observance from wikipedia
to: Holiday, day(s) of observance
Anniversary, the date on which
or an institution
in a previous
- Trappists, officially known
as the Order
of the Strict Observance
(Latin: Ordo Cisterciensis Strictioris
- A national
or international awareness
day or observance
is a date usually
set by a major organisation
a public health
- Roman calendar
as late as 153 BC, and several religious observances
in the first
half of the month
new year's celebrations...
- Rite of Strict Observance
was a Rite of Freemasonry, a series
of progressive degrees
that were conferred
by the Order
of Strict Observance
, a Masonic
- The concept
of holidays often originated
with religious observances
. The intention
of a holiday
to allow individuals
- the beginning
of the second century Ignatius
of Antioch approved
of the Sabbath. The now majority practice
is to observe...
of July in the Northern hemisphere
and vice versa. Ancient Roman observances during
this month include Cervula
and Juvenalia, celebrated January
- federal observances
are days, w****s, months, or other periods designated
by the United States Congress
for the commemoration
or other observance
- Roberts's translation, "no longer observing
the Sabbath, but living
in the observance
of the Lord's [Day]". In the expanded version
of Magnesians, this p****age...
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