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observance

the degree of strictness of a religious order or community in following its rule
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On the other hand, Richard was as rigid in the observance of the canons of his church as he was inflexible in his opinions.
It is evident that there is no process of a court by which the observance of the laws can, in the last resort, be enforced.
I should say that Goldoni was almost English, almost American, indeed, in his observance of the proprieties, and I like this in him; though the proprieties are not virtues, they are very good things, and at least are better than the improprieties.
Cedric, to whom the name of Alfred was as that of a deity, had treated the sole remaining scion of that great monarch with a degree of observance, such as, perhaps, was in those days scarce paid to an acknowledged princess.
Although convinced that tattooing was a religious observance, still the nature of the connection between it and the superstitious idolatry of the people was a point upon which I could never obtain any information.
The savage, in short, lives in the continual observance of its dictates, which guide and control every action of his being.
The continual observance of this twofold aim creates the charm, and accounts for the universal favor, of the fables of Aesop.
Many of these fables are characterized by the strictest observance of these rules.
And as he is so scrupulous in his observance of the laws of knight-errantry, he will, no doubt, in order to keep his word, obey the injunction I have laid upon him.
Another respondent stated that intervention sometimes involved "identifying resources to help them attend religious observances.
Based on observances of Science and Peace Week to date, it may be expected that participation each year will increase, contributing to greater international understanding and opportunities for co-operation in the applications of science for the promotion of peace throughout the year.
This year's Memorial Day observances will begin at 1 p.