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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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observanceob‧ser‧vance /əbˈzɜːvəns $ -ɜːr-/ noun  1 [uncountable]OBEY when someone obeys a law or does something because it is part of a religion, custom, or ceremonyobservance of the observance of a peace agreement the strict observance of Islam the Memorial Day observance2 [countable]RR something you do as part of a ceremony, especially a religious ceremony religious observances
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observanceVeterans Day observancesMeticulous observance of constitutional principle is to be tempered by regard for political effectiveness.In 1976, it became a monthlong observance.He said bluntly that he was a great advocate of a proper observance of status and rank.Figures of religious observance are harder to come by.Now that religious observance was officially discouraged only a few hundred worshippers were present.The Cocopa and the Hopi respectively exemplify extremes of emphasis and of de-emphasis in the observance of funeral rites.Consistency and sincerity are very important in the various observances of the rites, ceremonies, duties, and laws.observance ofthe observance of human rights
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