• (noun): The act of noticing or paying attention.
    Synonyms: notice, observation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on observance:

List Of Cistercian Monasteries
... are divided into those that follow the Common Observance, the Middle Observance and the Strict Observance (Trappists) ...
List Of Cistercian Monasteries - Europe - Austria
... Abbey Type Founded Location Closed Re-established Details Heiligenkreuz Abbey Common Observance 1133 Heiligenkreuz, Lower Austria http//www.stift-heiligenkreu ...
Bill Viola - Video Art Projects - Observance
... Observance 2002, is a work which may be taken partly as a response to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks ... Observance places the camera at eye level facing the head of a line of people of a wide variety of ages ... As Observance unfolds, the line slowly advances, with each person pausing at the front of the line in a state of intense—though quiet—grief, before ceding their place to ...
La Maigrauge Abbey - History - Reformation Era
... began to seek to re-establish a strict observance of the Benedictine Rule ... This ran counter to the level of observance among monastic communities of the day ... themselves to the practice of perpetual abstinence, which was symbolic of a strict observance ...

More definitions of "observance":

  • (noun): Conformity with law or custom or practice etc..
    Synonyms: honoring

Famous quotes containing the word observance:

    The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    Ceremony and ritual spring from our heart of hearts: those who govern us know it well, for they would sooner deny us bread than dare alter the observance of tradition.
    F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Mexican professor of pathology, author. “On Embalming,” Notes of an Anatomist (1985)