abidance

abidance

[uh-bahyd-ns]
noun
1.
the act or state of abiding.
2.
conformity; compliance (usually followed by by ): strict abidance by the rules.

Origin:
1640–50; abide + -ance

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abide (əˈbaɪd)
 
vb (foll by by) , abides, abiding, abode, abided
1.  (tr) to tolerate; put up with
2.  (tr) to accept or submit to; suffer: to abide the court's decision
3.  a.  to comply (with): to abide by the decision
 b.  to remain faithful (to): to abide by your promise
4.  (intr) to remain or continue
5.  archaic (intr) to dwell
6.  archaic (tr) to await in expectation
7.  archaic (tr) to withstand or sustain; endure: to abide the onslaught
 
[Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide]
 
a'bidance
 
n
 
a'bider
 
n

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