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One entry found for observance.
Entry Word: observance
Function: noun
Text: 1 an act of following a custom, rule, or law <the observance of this family tradition would make your grandmother very happy>
Synonyms observation
Related Words attention, heed, notice; respecting, upholding
Near Antonyms infraction, offense (or offence), sin, trespass, wrong; disregard, forgetting, ignoring, neglect, overlooking; delinquency, dereliction
Antonyms breach, infringement, nonobservance, transgression, violation
2 an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules <some religions require very specific observances on holy days> -- see RITE
3 a bending to the authority or control of another <a lot of motorists in this state seem to think that observance of the posted speed limit is strictly optional> -- see OBEDIENCE 1
4 a state of being aware <if you've been doing any significant studying, it has escaped my observance> -- see ATTENTION 2