Associations to the word «Observance»

Wiktionary

OBSERVANCE, noun. The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule
OBSERVANCE, noun. The custom of celebrating a holiday or similar occasion
OBSERVANCE, noun. Observation or the act of watching
OBSERVANCE, noun. (religion) A rule governing a religious order, especially in the Roman Catholic church

Dictionary definition

OBSERVANCE, noun. The act of observing; taking a patient look.
OBSERVANCE, noun. A formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor".
OBSERVANCE, noun. The act of noticing or paying attention; "he escaped the notice of the police".
OBSERVANCE, noun. Conformity with law or custom or practice etc..

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke