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Synonyms for observance
əbˈzɜr vənsob·ser·vance

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. observance

    Any religious act, especially a public act, viewed as a means of serving God is called a service; the word commonly includes the entire series of exercises of a single occasion of public worship. A religious service ordained as an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace is called a sacrament. Ceremony is a form expressing reverence, or at least respect; we may speak of religious ceremonies, the ceremonies of polite society, the ceremonies of a coronation, an inauguration, etc. An observance has more than a formal obligation, reaching or approaching a religious sacredness; a stated religious observance, viewed as established by authority, is called an ordinance; viewed as an established custom, it is a rite. The terms sacrament and ordinance, in the religious sense, are often used interchangeably; the ordinance derives its sacredness from the authority that ordained it, while the sacrament possesses a sacredness due to something in itself, even when viewed simply as a representation or memorial. The Lord's Supper is the Scriptural name for the observance commemorating the death of Christ; the word communion is once applied to it (1 Cor. x, 16), but not as a distinctive name; at an early period, however, the name communion was so applied, as denoting the communing of Christians with their Lord, or with one another. The term eucharist describes the Lord's Supper as a thanksgiving service; it is also called by preeminence the sacrament, as the ratifying of a solemn vow of consecration to Christ.

    Synonyms:
    ceremony, communion, eucharist, Lord's Supper, ordinance, rite, sacrament, service, solemnity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. observation, observance, watchingnoun

    the act of observing; taking a patient look

    Synonyms:
    observation, reflexion, watching, honoring, ceremonial occasion, ceremonial, ceremony, notice, reflection

    Antonyms:
    nonobservance

  2. ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observancenoun

    a formal event performed on a special occasion

    "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

    Synonyms:
    observation, watching, honoring, ceremonial occasion, ceremonial, ceremony, notice

    Antonyms:
    nonobservance

  3. notice, observation, observancenoun

    the act of noticing or paying attention

    "he escaped the notice of the police"

    Synonyms:
    ceremony, poster, observation, notification, watching, honoring, posting, placard, ceremonial occasion, ceremonial, bill, notice, reflexion, card, reflection

    Antonyms:
    nonobservance

  4. honoring, observancenoun

    conformity with law or custom or practice etc.

    Synonyms:
    observation, watching, honoring, ceremonial occasion, ceremonial, ceremony, notice

    Antonyms:
    nonobservance

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. observancenoun

    Synonyms:
    performance, fulfilment, discharge, acquittal

  2. observancenoun

    Synonyms:
    form, ceremony, ceremonial, rite, practice, custom, usage, fashion

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  1. William Henry Harrison:

    Far different is the power of our sovereignty. It can interfere with no one's faith, prescribe forms of worship for no one's observance, inflict no punishment but after well-ascertained guilt, the result of investigation under rules prescribed by the Constitution itself.

  2. President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U.S. Gov. 1966 p1063:

    Democracy is, first and foremost, a spiritual force, it is built upon a spiritual basis - and on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. And in the long run only the church can provide that basis. Our founder knew this truth - and we will neglect it at our peril.

  3. Calvin Coolidge:

    I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

  4. William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 4:

    But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance.

  5. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    The need for strict observance of the ceasefire was underlined.

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