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observance

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The term had numerous meanings in the Western monastic and ecclesiastical tradition, indicating mainly a positive and consistent adherence to the norms that inspired and regulated the...

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observance

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 259 words.

Both words are of long standing in the language (observance first recorded in the 13c., and observation in the

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observance

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 41 words.

The differentiation between these two words is complete. Observance = the act of heeding or obeying; an instance of following

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observance

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 35 words.

The differentiation between these two words is complete. Observance = heeding; obeying; the act of following a custom or rule.

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observance of treaties

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

Part III, Sect. 1, of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 23 May 1969 (1155 U.N.T.S. 331) is titled ‘Observance of Treaties’ and consists of two articles ...

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Vows and Observances

Donald R. Davis.

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law

December 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 4537 words.

This chapter traces the semantic and practical evolution of Hindu religious vows and observances called vrata. The general historical trajectory moves from vratas as the ascetic regimens in...

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observance

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The term had numerous meanings in the Western monastic and ecclesiastical tradition, indicating mainly a positive and consistent adherence to the norms that inspired and regulated the...

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observance

Grado G. Merlo.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 384 words.

The term had numerous meanings in the Western monastic and ecclesiastical tradition, indicating mainly a positive and consistent adherence to

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observance

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 182 words.

These two words correspond to different branches in meaning of the verb observe (‘to see or notice’ and ‘to follow

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observance

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 587 words.

abeyance, conveyance, purveyance • creance • ambience • irradiance, radiance • expedience, obedience • audience •

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observance

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 585 words.

abeyance, conveyance, purveyance • creance • ambience • irradiance, radiance • expedience, obedience • audience •

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