Antonyms for observance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uhb-zur-vuhns
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈzɜr vəns

Definition of observance

Origin :
  • early 13c., "act performed in accordance with prescribed usage," especially a religious or ceremonial one, from Old French observance, osservance "observance, discipline," or directly from Latin observantia "act of keeping customs, attention, respect, regard, reverence," from observantem (nominative observans), present participle of observare (see observe). Observance is the attending to and carrying out of a duty or rule. Observation is watching, noticing.
  • noun attention to, knowledge of something
  • noun ceremony, rite
Example sentences :
  • By their observance, an earth of peace may become not a vision but a fact.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • And the observance of this principle throughout a speech furnishes the whole art.
  • Extract from : « Phaedrus » by Plato
  • It is an electrum, and magic and the observance of the hour have nothing to do with it.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • He may even cheat the gods of their due if he is formally correct in his observance.
  • Extract from : « History of Religion » by Allan Menzies
  • "You shall have all observance," he said with his sweetest smile.
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • Laxity in the observance of this rule will result disastrously.
  • Extract from : « Boy Scouts Handbook » by Boy Scouts of America
  • Religion is no way of life, no show of life, no observance of any sort.
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877 » by Various
  • The best results can be obtained only by observance of principles.
  • Extract from : « How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions » by S. S. Curry
  • They felt no joy in the possibility of its observance, they felt no need of its processes.
  • Extract from : « Standish of Standish » by Jane G. Austin
  • In observance of the precepts of the church he was exemplary.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2) » by Henry Martyn Baird

Synonyms for observance

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