Definition of Observance. Meaning of Observance. Synonyms of Observance

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Definition of Observance

Observance
Observance Ob*serv"ance, n. [F. observance, L. observantia. See Observant.] 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 observance. --Shak. 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. --Chaucer. 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. & Fl. 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 celestial observations. Love rigid honesty, And strict observance of impartial laws. --Roscommon.

Meaning of Observance from wikipedia

- Observance may refer to: Holiday, day(s) of observance Anniversary, the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year...
- Trappists, officially known as the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Latin: Ordo Cisterciensis Strictioris Observantiae, abbreviated as OCSO)...
- A national or international awareness day or observance is a date usually set by a major organisation or government to commemorate a public health or ethical...
- Roman calendar year perhaps as late as 153 BC, and several religious observances in the first half of the month were originally 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 body...
- The concept of holidays often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend...
- the beginning of the second century Ignatius of Antioch approved non-observance of the Sabbath. The now majority practice of Christians is to observe...
- equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. Ancient Roman observances during this month include Cervula and Juvenalia, celebrated January 1...
- federal observances are days, w****s, months, or other periods designated by the United States Congress for the commemoration or other observance of various...
- 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...